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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2 :00 P.M. 

January 12, 1988 

COMMISSIONERS 



JAN 2 2 1388 

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Jeffrey Lee, President 

Charna E. Staten, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Mark W. Buell 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Donald J. Birrer 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



88-001 



Call to Order: 2:15 P.M. 



Present: President Jeffrey Lee, Vice President Charna E. Staten, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Mark W. Buell 

On motion of Staten, seconded by Buell, the Minutes of the special 
meetings of December 17, 21, and 28, 1987 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

88-0002 GM Appointing Dean Coffey to serve as Acting General 

Manager of Public Utilities, effective upon adoption 
of this resolution. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0001 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$122,500. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0003 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, totaling 
$140,460.88, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of November, 1987. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0004 MR Approving compromise settlements in the amount of 

$954.93 and collections in the amount of $10,907.02, 
for payment of damage claims which the Municipal 
Railway has against miscellaneous debtors, for the 
month of December, 1987. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 
88-002 






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On motion of Staten, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0005 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Municipal Railway Contract No. 876, Treat Avenue 
Facility - Site Preparation. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0006 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 791, Moccasin-Newark 
Transmission Line - Paint Towers. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0007 HH Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy Water 
and Power Contract No. HH-790, installation of four 
horizontal drains for the Early Intake Access Road, 
Tuolumne County, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $7,695.00; and authorizing final payment in 
the amount of $575.25 to Jensen Drilling Company, 
Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0008 WD Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 

Engineer to execute Amendment No. 1 to the existing 
EIP Associates professional services agreement to 
perform an environmental review of the Pulgas Temple 
sites for the Crystal Springs Water Treatment Plant, 
for an amount not to exceed $14,300. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0009 E Authorizing the Acting Deputy General Manager to 
execute an amendment to the agreement with Foster 
Engineering, for performing design and field 
engineering services on an "As Needed" basis, 
extending the completion date of the agreement from 
December 31, 1987 to May 31, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 
88-003 



88-0010 F Approving and requesting Controller's concurrence in 
substituting a new Rule 7 of the Rules and 
Regulations, Public Utilities Commission Revolving 
Fund, revising signature authorizations; and 
requesting reimbursement for miscellaneous items. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0011 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to negotiate and execute a Professionsl Services 
Contract with Planning Collaborative for the writing 
of a "Specific Plan" for San Francisco Water 
Department lands in Pleasanton. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 

At 3:42 P.M. Commissioner Flynn was excused from the 
meeting . 

On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0012 GM Approving the MUNI Metro Extension financing contract 
with the BART District; authorizing the General 
Manager of Public Utilities to execute the contract; 
and requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors for their consideration and action. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin, Buell 

At 3:52 P.M. Commissioner Flynn returned. 

At 4:12 P.M. Commissioner Toupin was excused from the 

meeting . 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0013 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to negotiate and execute a Professional Services 
Contract with Foster Engineering, Inc., in an amount 
not to exceed $53,000.00, to provide professional 
engineering services for the Muni Metro Centralized 
Traffic Control project, for a period of 60 calendar 
days. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0014 MR Authorizing the San Francisco Municipal Railway to 
enter into a contract with Transit Maintenance 
Consulting ( TMC ) in an amount not to exceed $116,850 
to provide engineering services to develop 
procurement specifications for articulated and diesel 
coaches . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 
88-004 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0015 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Municipal Railway, 
with the Mayor's approval, to send Municipal 
Railway's motorized cable car No. 062 along with two 
operators to Hong Kong for the purpose of assisting 
in the celebration of "San Francisco Week in Hong 
Kong" during the week of February 7 - 14. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0016 FM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute contracts with Ferguson and Company and 
Doyle, Williams and Company, total not to exceed 
$250,000, to provide as-needed auditing and 
consulting services, for a term to expire on January 
31, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0017 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 
negotiate and execute a Professional Services 
Contract with John Nimmons and Associates, to provide 
consulting services - district heating and cooling 
for the Mission Bay redevelopment project. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

******** 

Announcement of Appointment 

President Lee announced that the Commission met in executive session 
immediately prior to this meeting and appointed Mr. Dean W. Coffey to 
serve as Acting General Manager of Public Utilities. President Lee 
welcomed Mr. Coffey to his new position. 

Resignation of General Manager 

President Lee said that the resignation of Mr. Donald Birrer from the 
General Manager's position will be a tremendous loss to this City. 
President Lee reflected on the years he had worked with Mr. Birrer in 
the Department of Public Works and Mr. Birrer's many professional 
accomplishments. He said that Mr. Birrer was one of the most capable 
managers in City service. 

Members of the Commission commented on Mr. Birrer's loss to the 
department and to the City. 

88-005 



Commissoner Toupin praised Mr. Birrer for his ability to take a broad 
view of the effect of activities on the City as a whole and to plan 
for the future. He said that his foresight would be missed. 

Commissioner Staten agreed that Mr. Birrer's foresight was remarkable 
ana very necessary to a department like Public Utilities. 

Commissioner Buell described Mr. Birrer as one of the brightest 
public servants with whom he had had the pleasure of working. 

Commissioner Flynn agreed that Mr. Birrer did and still does possess 
all of the qualities mentioned. 

******* 

Item No. 17 -- To consider denying the appeal of the Transit Impact 
Development Fee for 328-332 Ritch Street and approving the adoption 
of a net increase of 4,799.0 sq ft for office use with a fee of 
$23,995 as the Final Determination for the project. 

Mr. Larry Mathews, representing 328-332 Ritch Street, said that when 
the building was used as a bathhouse there were approximately 300 
people a day, 7 days a week using the building, versus 27 people who 
will occupy office space. Mr. Mathews asked that staff compare his 
building to the one at 139 Townsend Street which has a much lower 
assessment . 

Mr. Marvin Daly, a former patron of the bathhouse, said that he had 
visited the bathhouse on numerous occasions, at least 100 times. At 
lunch time there would be about 100 people there. On weekends or 
"buddy night" there were people waiting in line to get in. There may 
have been 100 people on each of the three floors. 

Mr. Mathews stated that the ground floor will be rented as retail 
space rather than office space. Therefore, there should be a 
reduction in the fee. 

In reply to questions by the Commission, Ms. Julie Ten Eyck, Deputy 
City Attorney, stated that the Commission's function is to affirm 
that staff has applied the formulas correctly in accordance with the 
ordinance. The Commission also established credits for prior use. 
The ordinance does not contemplate that each case would be handled 
individually . 

Commissioner Buell requested that this item be continued for 
consideration of a new prior use category. 

******* 

Item No. 12 -- Informational presentation on the PUC staff review of 
the Peninsula Corridor Joint Power Board's Hill International study. 

Mr. Douglas Wright, Director of Planning and Development, described 
the project as a 1.89 mile subway extension of Caltrain rail service 
to downtown San Francisco. The study assumed a daily train schedule 
of 136 weekday trains with service every 3-5 minutes. Ridership was 
projected to increase 600%. The capital cost of the project would be 
$657 million. 

Ms. Doris Kahn, Chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, 
stated that MTC would calendar the matter in the near future and 
would try to reach a regional consensus on new rail starts. 



88-006 



Mr. Wright suggested that perhaps future studies should separate the 
right-of-way from its historic use and consider new kinds of service 
related to the kinds of travel demand on the peninsula. 

Commissioner Staten said that efforts should be focused on the issue 
of mobility rather than being locked into this one way of getting 
commuters to downtown. It is an extremely expensive solution. There 
are other possibilities such as extending Muni Metro to the Caltrain 
station or letting the private sector run shuttles. 

Ms. Kahn said that there needs to be a systemwide Environmental 
Impact Statement prepared. 

Mr. Norman Rolfe, of San Francisco Tomorrow, said that if people 
don't take the train they will drive. More cars coming into the City 
would require an additional freeway lane in each direction for 
approximately 20-40 miles and additional garage space for vehicle 
parking. He urged consideration of the Caltrain extension to 
downtown San Francisco. 

******** 

THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:36 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



88-007 



11 



MINUTES 



PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

January 26, 1988 

COMMISSIONERS 

Jeffrey Lee, President 

Charna E. Staten, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Mark W. Buell 



DOCUMENTS DEFT. 

FEB 5 1988 



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DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



88-008 



Call to Order: 2:19 P.M, 



Present: President Jeffrey Lee, Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner Mark W. Buell 

Excused: Vice President Charna E. Staten, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of January 12, 1988 were approved. 

A tape ot the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0018 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, totaling 
$266,970.51, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of December, 1987. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0019 WD Approving collections for the months of October, 

November and December, 1987, of charges for damages 
which the San Francisco Water Department has against 
miscellaneous debtors in the amount of $22,598.31. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0020 LHP Approving collections for the months of October, 

November and December, 1987, of charges for damages 
which the Bureau of Light, Heat and Power has 
against miscellaneous debtors in the amount of 
$7,277.66, and write-off debts in the amount of 
£4,800.69. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Buell 



88-009 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0021 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-794, San Joaquin 
Pipeline - Raise Valve Boxes and Repair Exterior 
Coating . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0022 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2004, Electrical Upgrade - 425 Mason Street 
Building . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0023 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
1998, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Point 
Lobos Avenue, Great Highway and Balboa Street, from 
Cliff House to 46th Avenue. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0024 WD Accepting the work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. 1956, 16-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Judah Street between 19th and 29th 
Avenues, as satisfactorily completed; approving 
Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
$4,975.00; authorizing an extension of time for 
unavoidable delays of 53 working days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $6,320.95 
to Berrios Construction Company, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0025 HH Approving Contract Modification No. 1 to Hetch 
Hetchy Contract No. HH-783, Holm Powerhouse - 
Replace Roof, granting a time extension of 230 



88-010 



calendar days for new completion date of June 30, 
1988, with no increase in the contract amount; and 
addition of $4,000 to Bid Item No. 2, Allowance for 
Extra Work, to provide for additional repairs to the 
roof which may be required during the interim winter 
season. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0026 MR Approving Debit Modification in the amount of 

$18,479 to provide funds for additional work as set 
forth in Contract Modification No. 1 to Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-973, Presidio Facility: 
Furnish and Install New Electric Services 
Switchooard ; and authorizing an extension of time of 
90 calendar days to complete the work. 



VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0027 MR Approving a Debit Modification in the amount of 

$22,019 to provide funds for work to be performed as 
set forth in Contract Modification No. 1 to 
Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-977, Presidio 
Division: Modifications to HVAC System, 
Transportation Training Center; and authorizing an 
extension of time of 150 calendar days to complete 
the work. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0028 MR Adopting a western terminal for the proposed 
F-MARKET AND WHARF streetcar service. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0029 CC Approving the terms and conditions and authorizing 
the execution of a 7.3 acres lease of Water 
Department land in Alameda County, to Santa Clara 
Sand and Gravel Company, for the purpose of 
stockpiling sand and gravel products, for a term of 
10 years, commencing February 1, 1988 and 
terminating January 31, 1998, at an initial annual 
rental of $5,475.00, to be adjusted annually. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Buell 

88-011 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



******** 



Introduction of New Business 



Commissioner Flynn requested the following data prior to the budget 
hearing. If the requested budget amount for the Municipal Railway 
is not approved, what would the department do? If service 
reductions are contemplated, which lines would be cut? What other 
ingredients, such as reduction in personnel, would be used to 
balance the budget? Regarding the Water Department, he asked what 
impact the proposed transfer of $5 million to the general fund would 
have on the department's budget. If a rate increase is anticipated 
for San Francisco customers, he asked what would the increase be for 
the average householder. 

President Lee inquired about the proposed ballot measure which would 
transfer responsibility for issuing taxi permits to the Public 
Utilities Commission. He asked whether this is the proper agency to 
handle this matter. Mr. Dean W. Coffey, Acting General Manager of 
Public Utilities replied that he would report on this matter at the 
next meeting. 

******** 

Report of the General Manager 

Mr. William G. Stead, General Manager, Municipal Railway, announced 
that the Municipal Railway was planning to celebrate the extension 
of the 33-ASHBURY line from its current terminus at Haight and 
Stanyan Street to Children's Hospital on California Street. The 
celebration is tentatively scheduled for either Friday, February 5 
or Saturday, February 6, 1988. The Commission will be advised of 
the exact date, time and place. 

******** 

Resolution No. 88-0028 — Adopting a western terminal for the 
proposed F-MARKET AND WHARF streetcar service. 

Mr. Peter Straus, Director of Service Planning, Municipal Railway, 
stated that it has been the policy of the Board of Supervisors and 
the Commission to construct the F-MARKET AND WHARF streetcar line 
which would eventually replace the 8-MARKET trolley line. The 
Municipal Railway identified eight alternative alignments for the 
terminal. These alternatives were reviewed by City staff of various 
departments and the community. The City departments endorsed 
Alternative 4, from Market, Noe, 17th Street and Market, forming a 
loop. At the public meeting in the community the majority supported 
either Alternative 4 or 8, which would loop via Market, Diamond, 
19th Street, Castro and Market Streets. The other options were 
rejected by the community. Staff distributed letters to all 
addresses along both of the proposed routes. Between 80 to 100 
responses were received. All except seven, opposed Alternative 8 
due to the impact of running streetcars on residential streets and 
in front of schools. 



88-0] . 



President Lee opened the meeting for public comments. 

The following persons spoke in opposition to Alternative 8: 

Mr. Dan Humphrey, Director of Live Oaks School; 

Mr. James Paponis, a resident of Diamond Street; 

Mr. Ken Patterson, a resident along Alternative 8; 

Mr. James Compton, a resident of Diamond Street. 

The following persons spoke in support of Alternative 4: 

Mr. Peter Erlich, a Municipal Railway operator; 
Ms. Marjorie Martin, a resident of Diamond Street. 

In response to questions, Mr. Straus said that the landscaped center 
island would not be disrupted. Streetcars would operate in the 
traffic lane adjacent to the center island and would load from 
boarding islands at the corners. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Buell, 
Alternative 4 was adopted. 

******** 
THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 2:56 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



88-013 



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Art Agnos 
Mayor 

SPECIAL MEETING 

Lurie Room, Main Library 
Civic Center, San Francisco 

2:00 P.M. 

■^ February 2, 1988 

COMMISSIONERS 

Jeffrey Lee, President 

Charna E. Staten, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Mark W. Buell 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

FEB 2 5 1988 

san f-KAHCJSco 
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DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



88-014 



Call co Order: 2:05 P.M. 



Present: President Jeffrey Lee, Vice President Charna E. Staten, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Mark W. Buell 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0U3G GM Approving budget proposals for fiscal year 1988-89 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0031 GM Approving the Water Department Capital Improvement 
Program, 1988-89 through 1993-94. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0032 GM Approving the Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Capital 
Improvement Program, 1988-89 through 1993-94 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

******** 
Public Hearing 

Resolution Nos. 88-0030, 88-0031 and 88-0032 — To consider budget 
proposals for fiscal year 1988-89 for all departments and bureaus 
under the jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission; and to 
consider Capital Improvement Programs for the Water Department and 
Hetch Hetchy Water and Power for 1988-89 through 1993-94. 



88-015 



Mr. Dean W. Coffey, Acting General Manager of Public Utilities, said 
that the proposed budgets were developed by each department and 
reviewed by the Public Utilities Commission's General Manager and 
staff. Incremental increases were included based upon consideration 
of State mandated programs, safety requirements, water quality and 
revenue production. 

Commissioner Flynn thanked the Water Department and the Municipal 
Railway for providing material requested at the last meeting in such 
an expeditious manner. 

Municipal Railway 

Mr. William G. Stead, General Manager, Municipal Railway, presented 
the budget as a continuation of this year's budget plus $1.8 million 
for funding of a hazardous waste materials program, an increase in 
engine rebuilding, and infrastructure maintenance improvements. The 
proposed increase would be partially offset by elimination of the 
Trolley Festival due to reconstruction of Market Street and 
full-year implementation of service reductions previously approved 
by the Commission and the Board of Supervisors. 

Commissioner Flynn made reference to the request for two Transit 
Information Clerks, to be funded by reallocation of platform 
salaries, and requested that another source of funding be found for 
those positions. Mr. Stead agreed to find other funding and said 
that one of the objectives of this budget is not to reduce platform 
hours . 

Commissioner Staten expressed concern about acting on a budget 
without establishing priorities as to how the $1.8 million deficit 
should be handled. She suggested looking at the entire department 
for savings, including staffing and maintenance, as well as service 
reductions and a fare increase. 

Commissioner Toupin said that there would be a deficit of $86 
million citywide which must be taken into consideration. He asked 
whether there were new efficiencies which could be employed to 
reduce costs? Also, are there activities which are performed which 
could be eliminated or reduced? Are we overstaffed? Do our 
procedures require unnecessary duplication of work? Do they produce 
nonessential paper work which could be changed? He suggested this 
type of approach. Mr. Stead replied that there is a need to look 
into these areas in much more depth. After there is a clear sense 
of the budget limitation on the expense side, he said that staff 
would proceed along those lines. He added, there is a risk of 
identifying areas to be sacrificed, giving them up, and then finding 
out it was not needed. 

President Lee asked which would be more desirable, a fare increase 
or service reductions. 

Mr. Stead replied that if the amount of the deficit remained 
constant, there would be a good opportunity of balancing the budget 
without a reduction in platform salaries and without a fare increase 

Commissioner Flynn inquired as to the reason for the £500,000 
decrease in Workers' Compensation. Mr. Stead said that the 
Municipal Railway created a Transit Manager I position to handle 
workers' compensation and industrial accidents. This position 
replaced one which was cut from the budget in previous years. Mr. 
Stead said that now the Transit Manager I acts as a specialist and 
provides backup and support for the Division Managers who do the 
investigations. Hours lost will be monitored under the MBO program. 



88-016 



President Lee asked what the impact would be if the department had 
to reduce its budget by $5-6 million. Mr. Stead said that a 
possible scenerio would be: to raise the fare to 80 cents and the 
Fast Pass to $26.00 to produce $2.5 million; to cut service by $2 
million; to save $1 million through management efficiencies; and to 
use $1 million from the Transit Impact Development Fee. 

Commissioner Staten expressed concern about continued deferred 
maintenance. She requested a periodic report to the Commission 
regarding the progress made in this area. Mr. Stead said that he 
would report in November or December 1988. 

President Lee opened the meeting for public comments. 

Mr. Bobbie Brown, President, Transport Workers Union, Local 250A, 
spoke in opposition to using platform salaries to fund information 
clerks . 

Commissioner Toupin moved approval of the Municipal Railway budget 
as presented assuming that general fund support would remain 
constant and any changes would come back to the Commission. 
Commissioner Flynn seconded. The motion was unanimously approved. 

Water Department 

Mr. Arthur Jensen, Deputy General Manager, Water Department, 
described ten new programs totaling $616,000. 

President Lee inquired about the source of the $5 million surplus 
which the Board of Supervisors had proposed to transfer to the 
general fund. 

Mr. Anson Moran, Assistant General Manager, Finance, replied that a 
surplus accrued during the years prior to the City reaching a 
settlement of long-standing litigation with suburban customers. 
Also, hiring freezes prevented spending budgeted funds. President 
Lee expressed concern about the possibility of adding to the surplus 
by not committing all of the funds budgeted for capital improvements 
ana maintenance. Mr. Jensen said that the department would monitor 
the capital budget. 

Commissioner Toupin inquired about the reduction in bond costs. Ms. 
Christine Morioka, Rate Administrator, Water Department, replied 
that those costs were associated with the 1972 bond issue. However, 
bonds sold in 1985/1987 will impact the operating budget in fiscal 
year 1991-92. 

Commissioner Buell said that with depletion of the surplus and costs 
automatically going up in a few years due to new facilities funded 
by bonds going on line, rate increases will have to be considered. 

President Lee asked for public comments. There were none. On 
motion of Commissioner Buell, seconded by Commissioner Staten, the 
Water Department operating and capital budgets were unanimously 
approved . 

Hetch Hetchy 

Mr. Moran presented the budget for Hetch Hetchy Water and Power. He 
said that staff wanted to increase the amount for a pr e-f easibil ity 
study of municipalization of the power distribution system in San 
Francisco from $25,000 to $75,000. Commissioner Buell said that he 
did not think $75,000 was enough money to do an adequate study. 



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He said chat it was his understanding when the power contracts were 
before the Commission that the Commission would agressively pursue 
an objective analysis of municipalization. He recommended 
increasing the amount to $150,000 as a first phase of a more 
complexed study. Following discussion the other members of the 
Commission concurred and the amount was increased to $150,000. 

Mr. Moran said that ic was staff's intention to reduce the amount 
carried forward to £4 million after projection of the year-end 
balance. The excess amount could be transferred to the general fund. 

Commissioner Toupin expressed concern about the possibility of two 
consecutive dry years. If that were to happen, capital funds would 
be used to balance the budget. Mr. Moran said that the analysis for 
dry years assumed that the capital program would be touched less 
than one year in ten. He suggested an annual review of the need for 
a dry year reserve and possible funding source. 

Commissioner Toupin moved, Commissioner Buell seconded to annually 
review the need for a dry year reserve. The motion was unanimously 
adopted . 

President Lee asked for public comments. There were none. 

Commissioner Buell moved, Commissioner Staten seconded to approve 
the Hetch Hetchy operating and capital budgets with inclusion of the 
previous motion. The budgets were unanimously approved. 

Bureau of Light Heat and Power 

Commissioner Staten moved, Commissioner Toupin seconded to approve 
the budget for the Bureau of Light, Heat and Power. There were no 
public comments. The budget was unanimously approved. 

PUC Bureaus 

Commissioner Flynn moved, Commissioner Buell seconded to approve the 
budget for the PUC Bureaus. There were no public comments. The 
budget was unanimously approved. 

THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:37 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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^. MINUTES 

^- PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 
Room 282, City Hall 
2 :0U P.M. 
^ February 9, 1988 

COMMISSIONERS 

H. Welton Flynn, President 

Arthur V. Toupin, Vice President 

Jeffrey Lee 

Charna E. Staten 

Mark W. Buell 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

FEB 2 6)388 

Saw FRANCISCO 

U "H. < C . I.IRP4PV 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



88-019 



Call to Order: 2:12 P.M 



Present: President Jeffrey Lee, Vice President Charna E. Staten, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin 

Excused: Commissioner Mark W. Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of January 26, 1988 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS 
Election of Officers for the Year 1988 



Commissioner Toupin nominated Commissioner H. Welton Flynn for 
President. Commissioner Staten seconded. 

Commissioner Flynn was unanimously elected President. 

Commissioner Lee thanked his fellow Commissioners and the staff for 
their support and cooperation during his term as President. 

President Flynn accepted the gavel and presided for the remainder of 
the meeting. 

Commissioner Lee nominated Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin for Vice 
President. Commissioner Staten seconded. 

Commissioner Toupin was unanimously elected Vice President. 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Lee, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0033 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totaling $148,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0034 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Water Department Contract No. 1991, 8-Inch and 
12-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Clay 
Street between Kearny and Drumn Streets. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten 

88-020 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0035 WD Authorizing Bid Call for Water Department Contract 
No. WD-2005, Suburban Division Road Paving. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0036 WD Accepting the work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. 1967, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Steiner Street Between Sutter and 
Jackson Streets, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $14,309.00; authorizing an extension of 
time for unavoidable delays of 7 working days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$30,599.25 to P & J Utility Co., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0037 MR Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-872, 
Handicapped Loading Platforms, Ocean and Geneva 
Avenues, and Duboce Avenue At Sunset Tunnel East 
Portal, in the amount of $149,350.00, to Golden Bay 
Construction, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0038 MR Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-943-R, 
Woods Division: Maintenance and Car Building Shop 
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning 
Modification, for the work as specified under the 
base bid and Alternate IB, in the amount of 
$514,000.00, to Angotti & Reilly/T.E. Joo - Joint 
Venture. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0039 Awarding Water Department Contract No. 1992R, 8-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation, in Gilman Avenue, 
From Fitch Street to 235 feet East of Earl Street; 
and in Bancroft Avenue, Third Street to Mendell 
Street, in the net amount of $79,882.00, to Clarke 
Construction Co., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten 

88-021 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0040 WD Approving Contract Modification No. 1 to Water 

Department Contract No. WD-1926, Installation of 
Probe Meters and Controllers, for an extension of 45 
calendar days, with no increase in the contract 
amount . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0041 WD Approving the transfer of San Francisco Water 

Department Consumers' Closed Accounts With Credit 
Balances unclaimed for three years, in the amount of 
$30,308.84, per San Francisco Water Department list 
of February 15, 1988, to the Water Department 
Unappropriated Surplus. 



VOTE 



Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0042 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to extend the professional services contract for the 
Mission Bay Planning Manager, for a period not to 
exceed one year. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0043 MR Approving Contract Modification No. 1 to the 

Agreement with Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Inc., for 
development of a Maintenance Management system for 
the Cable Car Cable Machinery System, for a 12-month 
extension of time, at no cost. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten 



88-0044 



MR 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 




88-022 



CORRECTED PAGE 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0045 MR Authorizing the transfer of $100,000 from Equipment 
Maintenance's Object 109 (Other Contractual 
Services) to Object 389 (Miscellaneous Services of 
Other Departments) to fund the services of the San 
Francisco Conservation Corps through December 31, 
1988, for the cleaning of graffiti from Muni 
vehicles and facilities. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0046 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into a recreation agreement with the 
Turlock Irrigation District and the Modesto 
Irrigation District for the operation of 
recreational opportunities on the New Don Pedro 
Reservoi r . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

******** 

Introduction of Old Business 

Commissioner Staten requested consideration of a policy statement 
regarding the proposed Caltrain extension at the next Commission 
meeting. She suggested that it address the impact of the proposal 
on Municipal Railway projects which are currently underway and 
future projects. The policy should also consider whether the 
Caltrain extension is the appropriate place to spend the money from 
a regional point of view. 

Report of the General Manager 

Mr. Dean Coffey, Acting General Manager of Public Utilities, 
reported that there had been an increasing problem of vandalism on 
Municipal Railway buses in the last few months. Mr. Paul Toliver, 
Deputy General Manager, Transportation, displayed a map of the city 
which identified the sites where these incidents had occurred. He 
reported that on Sunday, February 7, 1988 at 6:32 P.M. at Oakdale 
and Hawes Streets numerous juveniles broke nineteen windows, 
including the windshield, by throwing rocks. None of the passengers 
were injured. The police responded. Service in that area was 
discontinued for the rest of the evening. Mr. Toliver reported that 
95 incidents had occurred since the beginning of the year. Of 
those, eleven were assaults on operators. 

Mr. William Stead, General Manager, Municipal Railway, reported that 
the department had been working with the Mayor's Office and the 
Police Department regarding this problem. 



88-023 



Commissioner Flynn pointed out that this is a police problem. The 
department identified the problem areas. Now pressure needs to be 
put on the Police Department for more assistance. 

******** 

Old Business 

Commissioner Staten referred to the quarterly report on leases and 
revocable permits and inquired about delinquent accounts which were 
referred to the City Attorney's Office. She noted that one account 
had been delinquent since November 1980, and requested a report at 
the next meeting. 

******** 

Item No. 8 — Election of President for the year 1988. 

Commissioner Toupin nominated Commissioner Flynn for president. 
Commissioner Staten seconded. Commissioner Staten said that in 
accordance with the Commission's protocol, she had looked forward to 
serving as president this year, after having been vice president 
last year. However, she said that she will be travelling a great 
deal due to her business and will not be able to make special 
meetings for the budget and other matters which the president 
usually attends. She said that the Commission needs continuity at 
this time. 

Commissioner Lee thanked the members of the Commission and staff for 
their support and cooperation during the past year. He turned the 
gavel over to President Flynn who presided for the remainder of the 
meeting . 

Item No. 9 -- Election of Vice President for the year 1988. 

Commissioner Lee nominated Commissioner Toupin for vice-president. 
Commissioner Staten seconded. Commissioner Toupin was unanimously 
elected to the office of vice president. 

******** 

Item No. 16 — Regarding adjustment of the payment for quarry 
product for premises leased to Mission Valley Rock Company. (A 
transcript of this item is on filed with the minutes of the meeting.) 

Ms. Deborah Rohrer, Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, said 
that staff conducted a survey and analyzed many options to determine 
the rental adjustment. She recommended a flat royalty of 56 cents 
per ton for the next five years. 

Mr. Stephen Bley, said that he was before the Commission as a 
taxpayer. He pointed out that he also represented a taxpayer 
regarding a lawsuit regarding an underlying lease which is not at 
issue today. He requested that the Commission evaluate the staff 
recommendation. He cited another property which was competitively 
bid where the price was $1.05. He noted that staff reported that it 
was due to unusual business situations. Mr. Bley suggested that the 
City attempt to find a comparable property controlled by the City 
that can be put up for public bid. If that is not possible, he 
recommended an independent advisor to the City to advise as to value. 

Mr. Richard Tanaka, Manager, Agriculture and Land Division, said 
that in 1978, Mission Valley Rock submitted a bid for 50 cents a ton 
with the stipulation that they be allowed to quarry five years 



88-024 



hence. The price reflected the value in 1983. Staff used the 
construction cost index in San Francisco to adjust from 1983 to 
1987. In addition, Mission Valley had paid $35,000 up front money 
to cover the rental loss for that five-year period. Previously the 
land was leased for agricultural purposes. 

Ms. Rohrer said that staff looked at this in several different 
ways — the percentage of the selling price of the product, the 
construction costs index, and the comparison with other royalties 
being paid in the area. By all those measures 56 cents a ton is a 
fair and reasonable royalty. Regarding the price of $1.05, Ms. 
Rohrer said that according to her information the $1.05 had never 
been paid, no minerals had been extracted and that the lease 
contained an escape clause for the quarry operator based upon their 
own determination that the materials be satisfactory. She concluded 
that the lease was established to keep another competitor out of the 
market . 

President Flynn said that in view of the questions raised and the 
fact that the adjustment will be retroactive, this matter should be 
put over for further information. 

Commissioner Lee asked Mr. Bley to submit his questions in writing. 
Mr. Bley agreed and requested that there be an exchange of documents 
prior to the meeting. 

President Flynn continued the item to March 8, 1988. 

******** 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:44 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



88-025 



5S 



^•MINUTES 
^~ 

^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Art Agnos 
Mayor 

SPECIAL MEETING 

Room 1194, State Office Building 

350 McAllister Street 

San Francisco, California 

5:30 P.M. 

^ February 17, 1988 

COMMISSIONERS 

H. Welton Flynn, President 

Arthur V. Toupin, Vice President 

Jeffrey Lee 

Charna E. Staten 

Mark W. Buell 



DOCUMENTS Dl 

1983 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Traininq 



Dean W. Coffey 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



88-026 



Call to Order: 5:30 P.M. 

Present: Vice President Arthur V. Toupin, Commissioner Jeffrey 
Lee, Commissioner Mark W. Buell 

The Honorable Art Agnos, Mayor of the City and County of 
San Francisco, arrived at 6:00 P.M. and joined the 
Commission as an ex officio member. 

Excused: President H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Charna E. Staten 

President Arthur V. Toupin presided. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



******** 

Public Hearing -- To receive further public comments and answer 
questions regarding contracts with Pacific Gas & Electric Company, 
Modesto Irrigation District and Turlock Irrigation District. (A 
transcript of the meeting and tables referenced during the 
presentation are on file.) 

President Toupin opened the meeting and announced that this hearing 
was called in response to a request from Mayor Agnos to provide 
additional information to the public, and to provide an additional 
opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed power 
agreements between Hetch Hetchy and the Modesto and Turlock 
Irrigation Districts and Pacific Gas and Electric Company. He said 
that no action would be taken by the Commission at this meeting. 
The Districts 1 contracts were pending before the Board of 
Supervisors . 

Mr. Bruce Brugmann, Editor and Publisher, San Francisco Bay 
Guardian, rose to a point of order. He requested that the 
Commission vote to waive the attorney-client privilege so that the 
City Attorney's Office could release all documents involvina these 
contracts . 

President Toupin ruled that that question was not before the 
Commission today and asked the staff to proceed. 

Mr. Anson Moran, Assistant General Manager, Finance, presented a 
history of Hetch Hetchy from the passage of the Raker Act in 1913. 
Mr. Leonard Snaider, Deputy City Attorney, discussed the backaround 
of the negotiations and summarized the major elements of each 
contract . 

At 6:00 P.M. The Honorable Art Agnos, Mayor, arrived and joined the 
Commission as an ex-officio member. Mr. John L. Geesman, Vice 
President of Rauscher Pierce Refsnes, Inc., accompanied the Mayor as 
a consultant. 

Mr. Moran used a table to present a financial analysis of power 
revenues under different weather years. 

Mr. Thomas Berliner, Deputy City Attorney, stated that the contract 
with Pacific Gas and Electric Company specifically allows for 
municipalization. 

88-027 



Mayor Agnos questioned language in the PG&E contract that said that 
if the City were to municipalize, the parties would renegotiate the 
terms and conditions of the agreement so as to restore the original 
benefits and burdens contemplated by the parties as of the date the 
agreement is executed. 

Mr. Berliner replied that the provision was included at the request 
of the Public Utilities Commission in order to keep open an option 
and sustain a relationship with PG&E because the City may wish to 
purchase services from them in the future, such as firming services. 

Mayor Agnos asked whether these contracts push away the option of 
municipalization. Mr. Berliner answered that he did not believe 
that they did since the districts would be customers of the City. 
Mr. Moran added that if the City were to municipalize, it would have 
to make a significant capital investment. In order to repay that 
debt, the rating agencies would be looking at the City's ability to 
repay. These contracts provide a thirty year source of revenues 
that could be used to retire debt and would result in a good bond 
rating . 

President Toupin declared the meeting in recess at 6:40 P.M. He 
reconvened the meeting at 6:50 P.M. 

Mr. Harvey Rose, Budget Analyst, Board of Supervisors, said that he 
took exception to the staff report for tonight's meeting on pages 16 
and 17 as it related to his report to the Board of Supervisors. He 
expressed his opinion regarding specific parts of the staff report. 
He said that on February 24, 1987, the City of San Jose expressed 
interest in purchasing surplus Ketch Hetchy power. San Jose 
currently pays 78 mills per kilowatt hour to PG&E for electric 
power. Taking into consideration the transmission and distribution 
losses of energy, wheeling expense, and the cost of firming capacity 
provided by PG&E, the City would have to receive 56 to 58 mills per 
kilowatt hour to realize equivalent revenue benefits provided under 
the Modesto and Turlock arrangement. Therefore, if a negotiated 
rate could be achieved between 58 and 78 mills with the City of San 
Jose then San Francisco would realize greater revenue. Mr. Rose 
said that in his opinion when selling a commodity, until a 
competitive process is completed only then can the City be certain 
that the price it receives results in the maximum potential revenue 
to the City. 

President Toupin opened the meeting for public comments. 

Mr. Michael McGill, former assistant to Mayor Feinstein, spoke in 
favor of the contracts. 

Ms. Deborah Chasnoff spoke on behalf of Roberta Achtenberg. She 
urged the Commission to sign a short term contract, to allow more 
time for public discussion, and to submit the issue to the voters. 

Mr. Ray McDevitt, attorney for the San Francisco Bay Area Water 

Users Association, asked for an assurance that these contracts would 

not undermine the City's obligation to deliver water to the 
communities in the Bay Area. 

President Toupin said that the provision of water would not be 
abrogated in any way by these contracts. 

Mr. Richard Morten, representing the San Francisco Chamber of 
Commerce, supported the contracts. He noted that they maximize City 
revenues providing $28 million to the general fund, include an 
escalation clause and protect the City from loss of revenues in dry 
years. Also, he pointed out that legal action could ensue if the 
City violated the principles agreed to in 1985. 

88-028 



Mr. Bruce Brugman requested the release of documents under the 
freedom of information act. Mayor Agnos inquired about the 
procedure for release of documents. Mr. Berliner stated that the 
City's Attorney's staff would meet with the Commission, inform them 
of the type of documents involved and the reasons why those 
documents should or should not be released, and allow the Commission 
to make the decision. 

President Toupin stated that the Commission would meet with the City 
Attorney's Office on this issue and would notify Mr. Brugman of the 
outcome . 

Mr. Stan Shields, representing San Francisco for Public Power, said 
that the contracts were flawed due to the lack of competitive 
requests for proposals. 

Mr. Joel Ventresca, representing the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood 
Council, spoke in favor of municipalization. 

Commissioner Buell inquired as to the amount of power the City 
generates. Mr. Harrison Call, PUC consultant, replied that ignoring 
the class one power, the system could generate 75 to 80 percent of 
residential power usage. 



President Toupin called a recess at 8:20 P.M, 
reconvened at 8:27 P.M. 



The meeting was 



Mr. Call said that taking into consideration the districts' Raker 
Act entitlement to class one power, Hetch Hetchy would serve 
approximately 56 percent of the residential load or 15 percent of 
the total load. In other words, if it were a municipal utility it 
would have to purchase about 85 percent of its power supply for all 
customers . 

Mr. Marc Picker from the environmental office at U.C. Davis pointed 
out certain prohibitions in the Raker Act and alleged that Modesto 
and Turlock were violating the act by selling the water and power. 

Mr. Boyd Sprain, also from U.C. Davis, continued discussion of Mr. 
Picker's point and said that the intent of the Raker Act was for San 
Francisco to municipalize its utilities. 

Mr. Berliner said that he had read Mr. Picker's and Mr. Sprain's law 
article and disagreed with their interpretations of the Raker Act. 
He answered specific points made by them. 

Ms. Alice Toomey, representing Harrison Lim of Charity Cultural 
Service Center, spoke in support of the contracts because they would 
provide $28 million to the general fund. Any loss of income to the 
City may reduce the City's ability to assist in the development of 
San Francisco's communities. 

Mr. Don Eichelberger , representing Abalone Alliance, suggested that 
the City consider alternative energy sources such as wind and wave 
power generation. 

Ms. Lisa Kwan, representing Mr. Herbert Chew, Vice President of Kum 
Ling Yee Association, read a letter from Mr. Chew supporting the 
contracts. She noted that $28 million represents one-third of the 
City ' s deficit . 

The Honorable Richard Hongisto, Member of the Board of Supervisors, 
asked whether the Mayor had any objections to his testifying today. 
Mayor Agnos replied, "No." 



88-029 



Supervisor Hongisto said that 2,200 communities in the United States 
own utilities, and residents using community-owned utilities get 
forty percent cheaper power. He said that this was possible because 
community-owned power systems don't pay stockholders dividends, 
state or federal taxes, nor do they pay high executive salaries and 
lobbyists or make campaign contributions. He said that he did not 
contend that these contracts legally block the establishment of a 
community-owned power system, but they did as a pragmatic matter. 
He suggested that rather than buy out PG&E that the City bring in 
its own power and start its own community power system. 

Mr. McGoldrick, representing Richmond Community Association, said 
that San Francisco's rates were higher than the rest of the nation. 
He spoke in favor of providing more information to the community and 
consideration of municipalization. 

President Toupin stated that the Commission included money in its 
proposed budget for a study of the issue. 

Mr. Mark Northcross, representing San Franciscans for Public Power, 
cited areas in the contract which he felt were broad or vague. He 
questioned the payment of cancellation charges in the event of 
termination. Mr. Snaider replied that the cancellation charge 
referred to specific property that may be put into the system for 
San Francisco for transmission and distribution to the City. If the 
City were to municipalize, it would buy that property and there 
would be no cancellation charge. 

There being no more speakers President Toupin closed the public 
hearing . 

Mayor Agnos thanked the Members of the Commission, the General 
Manager and staff for conducting this public hearing. He said that 
the next decision point would be the Board of Supervisors and then 
his office. He said that the information from the public will be 
extremely helpful. 



******** 

THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 9:36 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



88-030 



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*£, MINUTES 

^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 



- : February 23, 191 



COMMISSIONERS 

H. Welton Flynn, President 

Arthur V. Toupin, Vice President 

Jeffrey Lee 

Charna E. Staten 

Mark W. Buell 



DOC 

4 1983 



t-M iui ie> i ird a raw 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



88-031 



Call to Order: 2:19 P.M. 



Present: President H. Welton Flynn, Vice President Arthur V. 

Toupin, Commissioner Jeffrey Lee, Commissioner Charna E. 
Staten, Commissioner Mark W. Buell 

By Common Consent, the Minutes of the special meeting of February 2, 
and the regular meeting of February 9, 1988 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



By Common Consent the following resolution was 
adopted in Executive Session: 



88-0048 GM Authorizing public disclosure of all documents and 
files in the possession of the Public Utilities 
Commission relative to negotiations of the power 
contracts which were the subject of a request 
pursuant to the public records act; said documents 
will be made available by noon February 24, 1988, at 
the City Attorney's Office, 214 Van Ness Avenue 
during regular business hours. 

Present: Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 
Absent: Flynn 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0047 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totaling $25,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0049 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts totaling 
$195,537.04, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of January, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



88-032 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0050 MR Approving compromise settlements in the amount of 

$218.52 and collections in the amount of $1,154.40, 
for payment of damage claims which the Municipal 
Railway has against miscellaneous debtors for the 
month of January, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0051 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-866, Cable Car 
Barn - Turntable Rehabilitation. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0052 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-980, Presidio 
Division: Shop Door Rehabilitation. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0053 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Water Department Contract No. 2002, 8-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation in Marin Street from 
Bayshore Boulevard to Kansas Street, and Barneveld 
Avenue from Rickard Street to Silver Avenue. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0054 WD Accepting the work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. 1972, Sealing Roof Expansion Joints at 
the University Mound and Sunset Reservoirs, as 
satisfactorily completed, and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $10,654.75 to Bay Area 
Coatings, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



88-033 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0055 MR Accepting the work performed under Agreement for 

Rehabilitation, Repair and Pre-Maintenance Service 
of Montgomery Elevator Company Equipment at Van Ness 
and Church Street Stations - Muni Metro System, as 
satisfactorily completed, and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $58,052.13 to Montgomery 
Elevator Company, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0056 CC Approving and requesting Controller's concurrence in 
amending list of authorized signatures for General 
Claims Agent Revolving Fund to reflect departmental 
current personnel assignments. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



By Common Consent, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

88-0057 GM Commending Donald J. Birrer, on the occasion of his 
retirement, for his service to the City and County 
of San Francisco. 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Buell, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0058 GM Expressing reservations regarding the significant 

capital and operating costs of the proposed CALTRAIN 
subway extension; and urging the Metropolitan 
Transportation Commission to undertake appropriate 
steps to find a prudent technical and financial 
solution to the question of the peninsula commute. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee. Staten, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0059 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to apply for, accept and expend a grant of $111,000 
from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's 
State Transit Assistance Special Projects Fund for 
the development of additional funding resources for 
the expansion of door-to-door paratransit services 
for disabled San Franciscans. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



88-034 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0060 MR Authorizing the San Francisco Municipal Railway to 
modify the American Computer Exchange, Inc. (ACEx, 
Inc.) engineering services contract by an amount of 
$125,000 for inspection of the 50 "New Flyer" 
40-foot diesel coaches to be built in Canada, 
resulting in a total contract amount not to exceed 
$359,443. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0061 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to negotiate and enter into a contract with D & D 
Engineering in an amount not to exceed $185,000 to 
provide engineering services to evaluate and 
redesign the cable car brake system. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0062 PT Opposing the proposed Charter amendment contained in 
Board of Supervisors File No. 487-87 pertaining to 
Binding Grievance Arbitration for Disciplinary 
Suspensions . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

******** 

Announcement 

Commissioner Toupin announced that the Commission met in executive 
session immediately prior to the meeting to consider a request for 
documents related to the City's contracts with Modesto and Turlock 
Irrigation Districts and Pacific Gas and Electric Company. All 
commissioners were present except Commissioner Flynn. It was 
decided that all documents and files in the possession of the Public 
Utilities Commission would be made available no later than noon 
February 24, 1988, at the City Attorney's Office, 214 Van Ness 
Avenue during regular business hours. 

Report of the General Manager 

Hetch Hetchy Emergency 

Mr. Dean W. Coffey, Acting General Manager of Public Utilities, 
announced that Unit No. 2 at Moccasin Powerhouse was dismantled for 
maintenance and repair. Major damage was found. On February 19, 
1988, the President declared an emergency so that repairs could be 
made as expeditiously as possible. 

88-035 



Mission Valley Rock 

Mr. Coffey said that at the request of Mr. Steven Bley, the item 
regarding the Mission Valley Rock Company lease will be continued to 
March 22, 1988. 

******** 

Resolution No. 88-0058 — Expressing reservations regarding the 
significant capital and operating costs of the proposed CALTRAIN 
subway extension. 

Mr. Norman Rolfe, representing San Francisco Tomorrow, urged the 
Commission to table this matter and to support upgrade of the 
peninsula service. 

******** 

Item No. 11 — Presentation on plans to expand and improve 
handicapped accessible transportation services over the next three 
years . 

Mr. Thomas Rickert, Manager, Elderly & Handicapped Programs, said 
that the goals of the plan are: 1) to expand accessible coach 
service to 40 lines; 2) to improve light rail accessibility; 3) to 
improve system environment; 4) to increase paratransit funding by 
developing non-traditional sources; and 5) to improve the quality of 
paratransit services. 

Mr. Rickert said that 1900 people are on the waiting list--64 are 
AIDS patients and others are kidney patients on dialysis or cancer 
patients needing regular treatments. Services were expanded through 
the 3,300 free rides from the van purchase agreement. Also, the 
AIDS Emergency Fund will donate $1,000 per month to the paratransit 
program. Currently, the program receives $7,300 from 
non-traditional funding sources. In order to increase funds from 
outside sources, the department must be able to maintain the current 
program level so that new money becomes new service. 

President Flynn complemented staff for a good report and requested 
that written copies be sent to the Commission. 

******** 

Resolution No. 88-0062 -- Opposing the proposed Charter amendment 
pertaining to binding grievance arbitration for disciplinary 
suspensions . 

Ms. Andrea Gourdine, Manager, Bureau of Personnel and Training, said 
the Board of Supervisors had considered a Charter Amendment which 
would have established binding arbitration for disciplinary 
suspensions of more than 5 days. Another provision would bind the 
department to Memoranda of Understanding negotiated by the Board of 
Supervisors. The Board disapproved the Charter Amendment in 
committee, but it came up last year and it may be back again. 

Commissioner Toupin said that such a proposal should be strongly 
opposed. Commissioner Lee expressed the opinion that to arbitrate a 
5-day disciplinary action would be ridiculous. 

Mr. Ray Antonio, representing Transport Workers Union, Local 250A, 
said that he did not know the intent of the Commission's resolution 
since the proposed Charter Amendment was pulled by the Board of 
Supervisors. He urges the Commission not to take action today 
because the Charter Amendment may be revised if it is reintroduced. 

88-036 



Commissioner Buell said that if the package is changed later that 
the Commission could reconsider at that time. 

On motion of Commissioner Buell, seconded by Commissioner Lee, 
Resolution No. 88-0062 was unanimously adopted. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:10 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



88-037 



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MINUTES 

£. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENTS 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2 :00 P.M. 

March 8, 1988 

COMMISSIONERS 

H. Welton Flynn, President 

Arthur V. Toupin, Vice President 

Jeffrey Lee 

Charna E. Staten 

Mark W. Buell 

BUREAUS 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

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mi lOl.ir. t IRD »UW 



Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



88-038 



Call to Order: 2:07 P.M. 



Present: President H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Jeffrey Lee, 

Commissioner Charna E. Staten, Commissioner Mark W. Buell 

Excused: Vice President Arthur V. Toupin 

By Common Consent, the Minutes of the special meeting of February 
17, and the regular meeting of February 23, 1988 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Staten, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0064 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance 
to apply for, accept, and expend $3,750,000 of 
Federal Aid Urban System capital assistance and 
required local match funds for construction of 
Harrison Street Motor Coach Operating Division and 
Harrison Street Annex Facility; and requesting the 
San Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement 
Corporation to allocate local match financing as 
needed for this federal grant. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0063 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totaling $205,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0065 MR Approving compromise settlements in the amount of 
£7,718.83 and collections in the amount of 
$9,293.02, for payment of damage claims which the 
Municipal Railway has against miscellaneous debtors 
for the month of February, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lee, Staten, Buell 



88-039 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0066 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Water Department Contract No. WD-2001, 12-inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation in Blanken Avenue 
between Tunnel Avenue and Executive Park Boulevard 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0067 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No 
1988, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 24th 
Street between Harrison Street and Potrero Avenue, 
in the net amount of $189,950 to Ranger Pipelines, 
Inc. and Interlane General Engineering, Inc., A 
Joint Venture, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0068 MR Approving Contract Modification No. 1, increasing 
the amount of Municipal Railway contract No. 
MR-858R, Harrison Street Facility - Demolition, by 
$32,311 and reducing the contract completion time 
allowance by 11 working days, Angotti and Reilly, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0069 MR Accepting the work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-953, Lighting Rehabilitation and 
Energy Conservation - Presidio, Potrero, Metro and 
Woods Divisions, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount 
of $3,637.29; authorizing an extension of time for 
unavoidable delays of 54 calendar days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$25,993.77 to Man Wah Construction Company, 
Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lee, Staten, Buell 



88-040 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0070 MR Accepting the work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. 836, Geneva Carbarn, Construct New 
Trackwork and Shop Building, by the contractor, S. 
J. Amoroso Construction Company, Inc./Verrett 
Construction Company, A Joint Venture, as 
satisfactorily completed, and approving Credit 
Modification No. 24 in the amount of $9,546.49. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0071 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 

Water Department Contract No. WD-1971, Potrero Hill 
Tank Painting, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $2,000 and authorizing final payment in 
the amount of $798.75 to Giampolini & Company, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0072 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-1952, Pilarcitos 
Cottage Rehabilitation, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 2 in the 
amount of $1,683.20; authorizing an extension of 
time for unavoidable delays of 2 calendar days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $6,107.73 
to Far East Construction Company, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0073 HH Confirming the declaration of emergency at the 
Moccasin Powerhouse Unit #2 and authorizing the 
expenditure of funds not to exceed $200,000 - Holm 
Moccasin Powerhouse Exciter Replacement. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lee, Staten, Buell 



88-041 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0074 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 
select, negotiate and execute a Professional 
Services Contract with California Environmental 
Internship Program (CEIP), consultant, to provide 
student interns who will work on a non-city funded 
Bureau project to promote energy conservation 
efforts in the San Francisco residential and 
commercial sectors; at a cost of $76,900 funded by 
the Urban Consortium Energy Task Force and the U.S, 
Department of Energy. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0075 MR Requesting the Board of Supervisors to adopt 

legislation amending the San Francisco Municipal 
Code (Traffic Code), adding Section 13 enabling 
authorized Municipal Railway personnel to issue 
citations for violations of State law or the 
Municipal Codes relating to non-moving traffic 
violations affecting operations of the Municipal 
Railway, including the authority to tow or relocate 
cited vehicles. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0076 E Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-859, 

Harrison Street Facility - General Construction, in 
the amount of $14,013,000 to Roebbelen Engineering, 
Inc., Contractor, as the lowest responsive bidder 
for the Base Bid plus Alternates 2, 3 and 4. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0077 CC Authorizing the sale of an easement within 

City-owned land, being Parcel 1286, a portion of the 
Bay Division Pipelines 1 and 2 Riqnt-of-Way in 
Fremont, at the fair market value of $3,000; and 
authorizing the Director of Property to prepare the 
necessary legislation for enactment by the Board of 
Supervisors to consummate sale. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lee, Staten, Buell 



88-042 



By Common Consent, the following resolution was 
adopted in Executive Session: 

88-0078 GM Approving the appointment of Donald F. Keener as 

Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau, effective 
March 16, 1988. 



By Common Consent, the following resolution was 
adopted in Executive Session: 

88-0079 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to seek reclassification and immediate filling of 
the position of Manager, Bureau of Administration, 
PUC. 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

******** 

Report of the General Manager 

Mr. Dean W. Coffey reported that at this time Hetch Hetchy is 60% of 
normal. There is enough water in storage to carry through the water 
year if there is no change. Commissioner Staten inquired about 
conservation efforts for San Francisco and suburban customers. Mr. 
Coffey replied that the department is not contemplating mandatory 
rationing, only conservative water measures. The department will be 
meeting with the suburban water users and should have a report for 
the Commission at the next Commission meeting. 

******** 

Public Hearing - Resolution No. 88-0064 — Authorizing the Assistant 
General Manager of Finance to apply for, accept, and expend 
$3,750,000 of Federal Aid Urban System capital assistance and 
required local match funds for construction of Harrison Street Motor 
Coach Operating Division and Harrison Street Annex Facility; and 
requesting the San Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement 
Corporation to allocate local match financing as needed. 

Commissioner Staten inquired about the chances of the City 
recovering charges for cleanup of contaminated soil, from the 
previous owner. Mr. Anson Moran, Assistant General Manager, 
Finance, replied that he felt the department had a strong case. 

Commissioner Lee suggested that the soil contamination work be 
identified and listed as a separate bid item in the contract. Mr. 
Donald Keener, Acting Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer, 
said that most of this work is not in the construction contract. 

President Flynn opened the public hearing. There being no public 
comments, the public hearing was closed. 

On Motion of Commissioner Staten, seconded by Commissioner Lee, 
Resolution No. 88-0064 was adopted. 

******** 



88-043 



Resolution No. 88-0076 — Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. 
MR-859, Harrison Street Facility - General Construction, in the 
amount of $14,013,000 to Roebbelen Engineering, Inc., Contractor. 

Mr. John C. Scott, Director of San Francisco Electrical 
Apprenticeship Training Committee and a member of the San Francisco 
Human Rights Commission Employment Committee, spoke in opposition to 
W.S.B. Electric, one of the subcontractors for Roebbelen 
Engineering, Inc. He said that over the last 10 years, W.S.B. 
Electric had no history of hiring minorities, females or apprentices. 

In response to questions by the Commission, Mr. Baker said that the 
overall goals of the contract are being met. He said that his 
office does not work with subcontractors until the pre-construction 
conference. The subcontractor will be required to sign an 
"Attachment I" form which is an affidavit stating that they will 
achieve our workforce goals. If those goals are not met, the matter 
is submitted to the General Manager of Public Utilities and to the 
Commission for substitution of the subcontractor. 

Commissioner Buell asked whether the Commission could award the 
contract to other than the low bidder under these circumstances. 
Mr. Josh Millstein, Deputy City Attorney, replied that the 
Commission must award to the lowest responsive bidder. The 
Commission would have to find Roebbelen non-responsive. The City 
Attorney's Office reviewed the contract and found Roebbelen 
responsive. W.S.B. applied to the apprenticeship program. Their 
application was not acted upon, instead W.S.B. is contributing to a 
State fund. 

Mr. Richard Gangitano, Vice President, Roebbelen Engineering, Inc., 
stated that W.S.B. will be subcontracting the fire alarm and PA 
system to a MBE firm and is also buying all materials from a 
minority or DBE supply house. The firm is certified to train 
apprentices. He said that it is not necessary that any one trade 
meet the goal, it's the overall contract. 

Mr. Richard A. Bamberger, representing the International Brotherhood 
of Electrical Workers, Local 6, suggested getting another contractor 
who has a history of meeting affirmative action goals. 

Commissioner Lee asked the contractor if a problem developed with 
W.S.B. would he be in a position to substitute another 
subcontractor. Mr. Gangitano said that he would have to take a look 
at the other bids and there would be monetary considerations. He 
added that W.S.B. is a non-union electrical subcontractor with 
approximately 10% or less of the entire contract. W.S.B. will be 
subcontracting the PA and fire alarm system to a minority firm and 
also will be purchasing materials from a DBE. Mr. Gangitano asked 
whether W.S.B. will have trouble getting certified apprentices or 
female and minority workers. 

Commissioner Lee moved adoption of the resolution to award the 
contract to Roebbelen with the understanding that staff will monitor 
this contract beginning prior to the start of work, and if any 
problems arise with subcontracts, staff will forward to the 
Commission a substitution of the cited subcontractor despite the 
possibility of delays to the work. Commissioner Buell seconded, and 
amended the resolution to require that staff submit a written report 
to the Commission prior to the start of construction regarding the 
results of the pre-construction conference. The resolution as 
amended was unanimously adopted. 

******** 



88-044 



Report of the General Manager - Continued 

Appointment 

Mr. William G. Stead, General Manager, Municipal Railway, announced 
the appointment of Mr. Philip Adams as Deputy General Manager and 
Chief Maintenance Officer. 

Celebration 

Mr. Jaimie Levin, Director of Community Affairs, announced that a 
celebration was being planned by the private sector to commemorate 
the 100th anniversary of the Powell Street cable car line. There 
will be a parade beginning at 10:15 A.M. from the Cable Car Barn to 
Union Square, followed by a ceremony at Union Square and a luncheon 
at the St. Francis Hotel. The net proceeds from the day will go to 
the Mayor's Homeless Fund. The Mayor will proclaim the day Friedel 
Klussmann Day. 

Report on Market Street Thoroughfare Project 

Mr. Charles O'Neil, DPW Project Manager, reported that construction 
would begin April 1, 1988 on the segment from 3rd Street to 8th 
Street, with a scheduled completion date of the day before 
Thanksgiving. The second phase, from Fremont to 3rd Street and 8th 
Street to 12th Street, will begin April 1989 and will finish the day 
before Thanksgiving. 

******** 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED TO AN EXECUTIVE SESSION ON 
PERSONNEL: 3:39 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



88-045 



^ MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 
Room 282, City Hall 
2 :00 P.M. 
^ March 22, 1988 

COMMISSIONERS 

H. Welton Flynn, President 

Arthur V. Toupin, Vice President 

Jeffrey Lee 

Charna E. Staten 

Mark W. Buell 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

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SAN FKANClSCO 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



88-046 



Call to Order: 2 :05 P.M. 

Present: Vice President Arthur V. Toupin, Commissioner Jeffrey 
Lee, Commissioner Mark W. Buell 

Excused: President H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Charna E. Staten 

Vice President Arthur V. Toupin presided. 

By Common Consent, the Minutes of the regular meeting of March 8, 
1988 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Lee, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0080 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totaling $105,644.40. 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Buell 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0081 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, totaling 
$259,891.79, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of February, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Buell 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0082 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Eid Call 
for Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-990, Cable Car 
System - Crowd Control at Terminals. 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Buell 



88-047 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0083 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Water Department Contract No. WD-1990 - Crystal 
Springs Pipeline No. 1, Replace Section. 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Buell 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0084 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Water Department Contract No. WD-1983, Lower 
Crystal Springs Reservoir, Tower and Tunnel 
Rehabilitation. 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Buell 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0085 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-788, Market Street 
Underground Control Centers - Repair and Replace 
Lighting Equipment. 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Buell 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0086 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No 
WD-1959R, Cathodic Protection - Peninsula Division 
Pipelines, in the net amount of $294,490.00 to 
American Construction and Supply, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Buell 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Buell, the followina 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0087 WD Accepting the work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1989, Furnish and Install Fiberglass 
Water Tanks, as satisfactorily completed; approvinq 
Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
$2,000.00, and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $38,780.00 to the Contractor, United 
Engineering Technology, Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Buell 



88-048 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0088 MR Accepting the work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-961 Potrero Shops: Modification to 
Compressed Air System, as satisfactorily completed, 
and authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$2,974.61 to the Contractor, Bargen Industries, Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Buell 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0089 HH Approving Contract Modification No. 1 to Hetch 
Hetchy Contract No. HH-769, Hetch Hetchy Fire 
Protection Systems, in the amount of $24,053.11, 
increasing the contract amount to $269,053.11 and 
extending the contract completion time by 60 
calendar days. 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0090 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute Modification No. 4 to the agreement with 
William B. Bonvillian, Esquire, increasing the 
amount by $50,000, and extending the term one year. 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Buell 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0091 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute Modification No. 2 to the Agreement with 
Brian E. Gray, Attorney at Law, increasing the 
contract amount by $80,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Buell 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0092 MR Objecting to provisions in AB 3972, that would 
strengthen the role of the Metropolitan 
Transportation Commission (MTC) in setting local 
fare and service policies. 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Buell 



88-049 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0093 MR Requesting approval by the Board of Supervisors of 
an amendment of Article 15, Part II, Chapter XI 
(Traffic Code) of the San Francisco Municipal Code, 
authorizing the Tax Collector to issue not more than 
10 transferable parking permits per Railway facility 
for the use of employees assigned to work at that 
facility. 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Buell 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0094 MR Approving the transfer of Municipal Railway surplus 
funds in the amount of $350,000 from Services of the 
Purchaser and $350,000 from Services of the PUC, to 
Materials and Supplies-Fuel $300,000 and Materials 
and Supplies-Non-fuel $400,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Buell 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0095 MR Approving Debit Modification in the amount of 

$60,000 to provide funds for work to be performed as 
set forth in Contract Modification No. 1 to 
Municipal Railway Contract with San Francisco State 
University: providing for a 12-month extension of 
the term; additional funding for continuation of 
work on existing projects and funding for new 
projects; and adjustment of allowable overhead rates 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0096 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Municipal Railway 
to expend $92,965 for administration of the Transit 
Shelter Program in 1987/88, to be reimbursed by 
Gannett Transit Shelter Company. 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0097 WD Setting the date of April 19, 1988, at 5:30 P.M., in 
Room 282, City Hall, for Public Hearings on rates 
and charges for water service and water supplied by 
the San Francisco Water Department to retail and 
wholesale customers. 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Buell 
88-050 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0098 E Authorizing the Manager of Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to negotiate and execute a Professional 
Services contract with Corrosion Engineering 
Research Company, for an amount not to exceed 
$170,000, for the design of a cathodic protection 
system for Crystal Springs Pipeline No. 2, Sections 
3 and 4 . 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0099 FM Denying the appeal of 328-332 Ritch Street on the 

grounds that the contentions have not been supported 
by any available data; adopting a net increase of 
3,172.71 sq. ft. of office use with a Transit Impact 
Development Fee of $15,863.56 as the Final 
Determination for the project resulting from permit 
applications #8613282, 8703910 and 8716897; and 
reserving the right to re-evaluate and revise this 
determination if it is found that the ground floor 
of the building is actually built-out as office use 
rather than the currently proposed retail sales use. 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0100 CC Approving the sale of an easement, being San 

Francisco Water Department's San Mateo County Land, 
Parcel 16, San Andreas Pipeline No. 3 Right-of-Way ; 
and authorizing the Director of Property to proceed 
with the necessary legislation for the enactment by 
the the Board of Supervisors to approve and grant 
the sale. 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Buell 



By Common Consent, the following resolution was 
adopted in Executive Session: 

88-0101 GM Approving the temporary appointment of Dean W. 
Coffey as General Manager of Public Utilities, 
effective February 23, 1988. 



By Common Consent, the following resolution was 
adopted in Executive Session: 

88-0102 GM Settling the litigation entitled Jerry Forrester v. 
City and County of San Francisco, Superior Court No 
870-279. 



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Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



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Announcements 

President Toupin announced that the Commission met in executive 
session on March 8, 1988, after the regular Commission meeting, and 
approved the appointment of Donald F. Keener as Manager of the 
Utilities Engineering Bureau and authorized the General Manager of 
Public Utilities to seek reclassification and immediate filling of 
the position of Manager, Bureau of Administration, PUC. 

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Report of the General Manager 

Vancouver, Canada Trip 

Mr. William G. Stead, General Manager, Municipal Railway, reported 
that a group of Municipal Railway and City officials made a trip to 
BC Transit "Skytrain" in Vancouver, Canada to examine their signal 
system and proof of payment system for possible implementation 
here. He reported that the group was favorably impressed with both 
systems and will begin to develop a grant application to provide 
funding for the signal system. 

Water Condition 

Mr. Dean W. Coffey, Acting General Manager of Public Utilities, 
reported that the Hetch Hetchy system is at 59% of an average year. 
He said that this looks like a critical year. He introduced Mr. 
Robert Vasconsellos , Manager, Rates and Resources-San Francisco 
Water Department, to discuss implementation of a voluntary 
conservation program. 

Mr. Vasconsellos said that the department does not anticipate water 
rationing at this time. The program would be to achieve an 
increased level of conservation so that there would be water for 
next year in the event next year is the third dry year in a row. 
Last year we pursued a 10% reduction through a voluntary program. 
It was unsuccessful. The year ended with a 6-1/2% increase. This 
year we want to introduce mandatory restrictions on water use 
designed to eliminate water waste. San Francisco only uses 
one-third of the water and the suburbs use two-thirds. In order for 
a program to be effective, it must be applied systemwide. Currently 
the department is in discussions with the suburbs on this issue and 
they are in agreement that such a program is necessary. To make the 
program effective, enforcement would be through shutting off water 
rather than through fines and penalties. This would require an 
amendment of the rules and regulations. 

Mr. Coffey added that the department is trying to develop a uniform 
program to be applied throughout the entire Bay Area. 

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Resolution No. 88-0092 — Objecting to provisions in AB 3972, that 
would strengthen the role of the Metropolitan Transportation 
Commission (MTC) in setting local fare and service policies. 



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Ms. Kathleen Kelly, Principal Administrative Analyst-Finance Bureau, 
said that studies were made by MTC to determine how transit could be 
improved in the Bay Area. They considered the concept of a super 
agency and a corridor approach. Five of the recommendations were 
put into Assembly Bill 3972. The bill would increase the role of 
MTC, particularly in the area of coordinating fares and service on a 
regional basis. Currently San Francisco carries 60% of the regional 
ridership but only has 2 representatives on MTC. 

Ms. Doris Kahn, Chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, 
pointed out that MTC needs more authority over transit operators in 
order to improve the quality of transit services throughout the 
region. 

Andy Moran, Assistant General Manager, Finance, said that staff is 
in favor of coordination with MTC in several areas but is concerned 
about giving MTC authority that could have a significant effect on 
the general fund without providing the necessary funding to carry 
out their decisions. 

Commissioner Lee moved, Commissioner Buell seconded, to approve the 
staff recommendation to oppose AB 3972. The resolution was 
unanimously adopted. 

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Item No. 20 — Regarding the adjustment in the payment for per ton of 
quarry product removed from premises leased to Mission Valley Rock 
Company (Continued from February 9, 1988). 

Ms. Deborah Rohrer, Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, stated 
that the lease does not provide for a fair market rental. It 
provides for a rental that is fair and justifiable. She cited 
various selling prices. Mission Valley Rock Company's (MVR) selling 
price is currently at the top in this area. The industry standard 
for royalties is between 6-10% of the selling price. The proposed 
royalty of 56 cents is over 10% of the selling price. The 1988 
survey shows that 50 cents per ton is in excess of what all other 
quarries in the immediate area are paying. The Syar lease, which 
was presented as having a higher royalty, is of significantly higher 
quality product. It is basalt which is similar in quality to the 
Apperson Ridge quarry. The Apperson Ridge quarry is paying a 
royalty of 30-35 cents per ton with a 5 cents mitigation royalty to 
East Bay Regional Park. Hauling costs are regulated by the State 
Public Utilities Commission by zone. Companies are either 
advantaged or disadvantaged based upon their location and the 
location of their market. That is factored into the sellinq price. 
Regarding the quality of rock, all of the quarries meet State 
specifications. Regarding washing costs, those are management and 
operation costs which are not relative to setting a royalty. MVR 
will be investing over $1 million for additional washing equipment 
because there is more clay in the deeper rock. In summary she said 
that staff believes that 56 cents is a fair and justifiable amount 
and over the market. In determining that amount the Construction 
Cost Index was applied as a fair standard for accessing an increase. 

Mr. Steven Bley said that it is his position that the City should 
determine the amount of royalty by retaining an independent expert 
to advise the City. He said that he retained Mawhinney and 
Associates who has experience in appraising rock quarries. He said 
that he instructed Mr. Mawhinney to act as though he had been hired 
by the City to advise the City what information they should have to 
be able to negotiate with an individual or company who desired to 
lease, in this case actually buy, because whatever is taken out of 
the ground is actually gone. 

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Mr. John Mawhinney said that his preliminary findings were that the 
subject property has a significant advantage in regards to 
transportation and processing costs over its competitors ranging 

from $1.00 to $1.80 per ton. He recommended that a full-scale 
appraisal investigation be made, including data on primary market, 
hauling, production and reclamation costs. He expressed the opinion 
that the subject property has a cost advantage, on average, of $1.40 
per ton, and that it would be fair for the City, as landlord, to 
receive at least one-half of the excess profits which this site 
enjoys . 

In response to questions by the Commission, Mr. Mawhinney said that 
a fullscale appraisal would cost about $12,000 - $15,000 and would 
take about 30-90 days. 

By Common Consent, this matter was continued for more information, 
to a time uncertain. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED TO AN EXECUTIVE SESSION: 4:47 
P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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MAIN PUBLIC LIBRARY 
Government Documents 
Civic Center-lst Floor 



MINUTES 

' PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2 :00 P.M. 

April 12, 1988 



DOCUMENTS OEPT. 

MAY 4 1988 

SAN FRANCISCO 

PIIRI IO I IRRADV 



DEPARTMENTS 



COMMISSIONERS 

H. Welton Flynn, President 

Arthur V. Toupin, Vice President 

Jeffrey Lee 

Charna E. Staten 

Mark W. Buell 

BUREAUS 



Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:12 P.M. 



Present: President H. Welton Flynn, Vice President Arthur V. 

Toupin, Commissioner Jeffrey Lee, Commissioner Charna E, 
Staten, Commissioner Mark W. Buell 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of March 22, 1988 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0103 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totaling $48,425.86. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0104 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, totaling 
$266,081.66, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of March, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0105 MR Approving compromise settlements in the amount of 
41,602.58 and collections in the amount of 
$6,903.99, for payment of damage claims which the 
Municipal Railway has against miscellaneous debtors 
for the month of March, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0106 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Water Department Contract No. WD-1993, 8-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main installation in Fulton Street 
between Fillmore Street and Franklin Street. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 

88-056 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0107 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Water Department Contract No. WD-1999, Alameda 
Creek Diversion Dam Spillway - Concrete Repairs. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0108 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Water Department Contract No. WD-1997, 8-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation in Post Street between 
Powell Street and Market Street. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0109 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Water Department Contract No. WD-2011 - Repaving 
of Street and Sidewalk Openings for the San Francisco 
Water Department for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 
1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0110 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-1998, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Point Lobos Avenue, Great Highway and Balboa Street 
from Cliff House to 46th Avenue, in the net amount of 
$112,770 to Ranger Pipelines, Inc. and Interlane 
General Engineering, a Joint Venture. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0111 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2004, Electrical Upgrade - 425 Mason Street 
Building, in the amount of $99,386 to Berrios 
Construction Company, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



88-057 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0112 HH Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 

Contract No. HH-782, Moccasin Powerhouse Tailrace 
Modifications Phase I Bypass Inlet Structure, as 
satisfactorily completed, and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $8,620.64 to L. F. Genner 
Construction, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0113 HH Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. HH-657, No. 5 Fulton Line, Van Ness 
Avenue to Westerly Terminus, Trolley Coach Overhead 
Reconstruction, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Debit Contract Modification No. 3 in the 
amount of $1,281.32; and authorizing final payment in 
the amount of $1,600 to Kingston Associates, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0114 EC Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors, a supplemental appropriation and 
amendment to the Annual Salary Ordinance Section 
40/06/00/00000/001, relating to the position of 
Manager, Bureau of Energy Conservation, PUC . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0115 E Delegating to the Manager, Utilities Engineering 

Bureau, the responsibilities previously given to the 
Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0116 E Authorizing the Manager, Utilities Engineering 

Bureau, to execute Amendment No. 3 to the agreement 
with DeLeuw, Cather and Company, for additional 
engineering services, Muni Harrison Street Facility, 
in an amount not to exceed $715,965. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



88-058 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0117 E Authorizing the Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau 
to execute Amendment No. 1 to the agreement with 
Leedshill-Herkenhof f , Inc. (Consultant), to complete 
the design of the Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir 
Footbridge Upgrade, in an amount of $5,315. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0118 CC Approving and requesting the Controller to draw a 

warrant in favor of Bernard Ogbuagu in the amount of 
$22,500, in full settlement of vehicular accident 
claim against Hetch Hetchy Water and Power. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0119 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute a contract for the sale of 25 acres of 
surplus Water Department property to the Pleasanton 
Joint School District, and requesting Board of 
Supervisors' approval. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0120 GM Supporting passage of H.R. 3988, as an effective 
means of supplying the needs of municipal and 
industrial water users in Southern California and 
authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to communicate the Commission's support of said 
legislation to the Mayor and the City's Congressional 
delegation. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0121 GM Authorizing Gannett Outdoor Company, Inc. of Northern 
California to expand the Transit Shelter Program 
beyond the minimum level of 350 shelters. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



88-059 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0122 MR Setting the date of April 28, at 3:00 P.M., in the 

Commission Meeting Room, Main Library, Civic Center, 
San Francisco for a Public Hearing on considering a 
proposal for establishment of special fares for Bay 
to Breakers Race service provided by the Municipal 
Railway . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0123 MR Approving permanent loan of PCC Streetcar No. 1121 to 
the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum of La Mesa, 
California . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0124 MR Authorizing the establishment and administration of 
Paratransit Fund for the purpose of receiving all 
donations of money, property and personal services, 
and requesting the Board of Supervisors to amend 
Chapter 10 of the San Francisco Administrative Code 
by adding Section 10.109-10 to accomplish this. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0125 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute Amendment No. 2 to the contract with the 
U.S. Human Resources Corporation, to perform 
additional fund-raising services, for an amount not 
to exceed $111,000 by June 30, 1991, subject to 
availability of funds from a State Transit Assistance 
Special Projects Funds grant. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0126 MR Authorizing the General Manager of the Municipal 

Railway to execute a Revocable Permit granting to the 
Market Street Railway, use of the Trolley Festival 
storage site for restoration activities of historic 
MUNI vehicles by volunteers. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



88-060 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0127 MR Authorizing the General Manager of the Municipal 

Railway and the Assistant General Manager of Finance, 
PUC to jointly execute Municipal Railway contracts to 
recover costs of providing special services for 
amounts not to exceed $5,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0128 MR Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Municipal Railway Supplemental 
Appropriation in the amount of $70,000 for overtime 
costs for wire rope cable maintenance mechanics in 
the cable machinery unit. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0129 E Allowing the apparent low bidder, Alan Barreca, inc. 
to be relieved of their bid due to a clerical error, 
and awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-876, 
Treat Avenue Facility, Site Preparation, in the 
amount of $595,645.55 to Berrios Construction 
Company, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0130 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute Amendment No. 1 to the Professional 
Services Agreement with Westin Engineering, Inc., for 
the design and implementation of the Computer Based 
Power Scheduling System, in an amount not to exceed 
$156,624. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0131 HH Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a supplemental appropriation in the 
amount of $15.7 million, for purchase of additional 
power from PG&E for resale. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



88-061 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0132 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to amend the existing Professional Services contract 
with Call Co., Ltd., consultants, through December 
31, 1988, increasing the authorized amount by 
$200,000 - not to exceed $585,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0133 CC Declaring a portion of Water Department Lake Merced 
Tract land as surplus and authorizing the Department 
of Real Estate to negotiate transfer of the property 
to Daly City for public use. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0134 CC Authorizing execution of a two-year lease of .402 
acres of former Muni Railway Right-of-Way land 
located in San Mateo County, to Stan the Roof Man, 
Inc. for storage, employee and equipment parking, 
commencing January 1, 1988 and terminating on 
December 31, 1989, at an initial annual rental of 
$15,600, increasing annually in direct proportion to 
any percentage increase in the Cost of Living Index. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Staten, Buell 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Report of the General Manager 

Water Rationing 

Mr. Dean W. Coffey, General Manager of Public Utilities, said that 
due to deteriorating conditions in the Hetch Hetchy watershed and 
projected weather conditions he recommended a public hearing to 
consider a water rationing plan to reduce usage by 25 percent. The 
hearing was scheduled for April 28, 1988 at 3:00 P.M. in the 
Commission Meeting Room of the Main Library. 

One-Half Cent Sales Tax 

Mr. Coffey stated that Supervisor Carol Ruth Silver intends to 
sponsor a ballot measure to increase the sales tax by one-half cent. 
Mr. Douglas Wright, Director of Planning and Development, stated that 
the legislation was drafted in accordance with State legislation 
which states that the Public Utilities Commission is the lead agency 

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in defining what the ballot measure would be. Also, State 
legislation provides for establishment of an advisory committee. 
Following conversations with the Chief Administrative Officer and the 
Department of Public Works, staff recommends amendment of the 
legislation to include the Department of Public Works and the Public 
Utilities Commission as the Committee. 

Commissioner Lee asked what distribution was proposed for the 
one-half cent sales tax. Mr. Wright replied that there was no 
proposed distribution in this legislation. Commissioner Staten said 
that a member of the Commission should be a member of the committee. 
President Flynn appointed Commissioner Staten to serve on this 
committee. President Flynn inquired as to the restrictions which 
would be placed on the use of this money. Mr. Wright said that it 
was his understanding that the funds had to go for new service or new 
capital items. Commissioner Buell asked whether this Commission 
would have to recommend the measure before it went to the Board of 
Supervisors. Mr. Wright replied affirmatively. Commissioner Lee 
said that he would have serious reservations about using the 
additional funds for operational purposes without controls. Mr. 
Anson Moran, Assistant General Manager, Finance, said that it is a 
very controlled process. First the Public Utilities Commission would 
need to develop a plan for spending the funds. That plan would be 
submitted to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, to the Board 
of Supervisors, and then to the voters for approval. Then there 
would be an ongoing committee established to control administration 
of the funds consistant with the plan. Commissioner Staten inquired 
as to whether the Commission could be the oversight committee. Mr. 
Moran replied that the authority must be comprised of elected 
officials. 

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Announcements 

President Flynn announced that the Commission met in executive 
session immediately following the meeting of March 22, 1988 and 
approved the temporary appointment of Dean W. Coffey as General 
Manager of Public Utilities, effective Febraury 23, 1988, and 
approved settlement of litigation entitled Jerry Forrester v. City 
and County of San Francisco. 

******** 

Introduction of Old Business 

Commissioner Staten requested a report at the next meeting regarding 
Municipal Railway deferred maintenance and the process staff is using 
in working with the Mayor's Office on this problem. 

******** 

Resolution No. 88-0119 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to execute a contract for the sale of 25 acres of surplus 
Water Department property to the Pleasanton Joint School District, 
and requesting Board of Sueprvisors' approval. 

Commissioner Toupin asked how this sale would impact our remaining 
property. Mr. Wright replied that if this goes through, the City 
would have 524 acres of undeveloped land, much of which would go for 
high density housing. A school would be consistant with that use. 
Commissioner Buell expressed the opinion that our property would 
probably be developed for residential purposes. Therefore, a school 
site would enhance the value of our property. However, we don't know 
whether we will get approval for our site. 

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Commissioner Flynn asked whether it was necessary for the City to 
give up 1.9 acres without receiving compensation. Mr. Anthony 
Delucchi, Director of Property, stated that there will be certain 
requirements placed upon the City's land for whatever specific plan 
is approved. One of those would be to provide access roads. The 1.9 
acres will provide access to the rear of the City's property. If 
this were not reserved now, it would have to be dedicated at a future 
time. 

Commissioner Flynn questioned the calculation of the sale price of 
$3,120,400, from the per acre price of $125,000. Commissioner Lee 
proposed to amend the resolution to show the effective sale price of 
$124,816 per acre. On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by 
Commissioner Lee, the resolution, as amended, was unanimously adopted. 

******** 

Resolution No. 88-0121 — Authorizing Gannett Outdoor Company, Inc. 
of Northern California to expand the Transit Shelter Program beyond 
the minimum level of 350 shelters. 

Commissioner Staten said that she supported the program but was 
concerned about the design of the seats for elderly people. She 
suggested that the contractor look at the design from a safety 
standpoint . 

Mr. Dell Jordan, a resident of Potrero Hill, said that there was a 
problem with the location of certain shelters, specifically the one 
at 18th and Castro Streets. He also said that by having advertising 
on the shelter, it added to the visual litter of the City. 

Mr. Julius Zamacoma spoke against the shelter program in general and 
cited problems with the seats, graffiti and cleanliness. 

Commissioner Staten pointed out that the City is not paying for the 
shelters. The advertising revenue pays the contractor for the 
installation and maintenance of the shelters. 

President Flynn requested that staff discuss modification of the 
seats with the contractor and report back to the Commission. 

******** 

Resolution No. 88-0129 -- Allowing the apparent low bidder, Alan 
Barreca, Inc., to be relieved of their bid due to a clerical error; 
and awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-876 in the amount of 
$595,645.55 to Berrios Construction Company, Inc., Contractor. 

Commissioner Toupin questioned the recommendation to award to the 
second lowest bidder in the amount of $595,645.55 when the apparent 
low bidder bid $573,750, which was later corrected to $544,050. 

Mr. George Krueger, Utilities General Counsel, stated that the low 
bidder would not accept the contract at $544,050 and asked to be 
relieved from the bid due to a clerical error. The City cannot award 
the contract to the low bidder at the $573,750 because the figures do 
not total that amount. 

Commissioner Toupin asked whether it would cost the City more than 
the $20,000 difference between the apparent low bid and the second 
low bid to rebid the work. Mr. Donald Keener, Manager, Utilities 
Engineering Bureau, replied that it would cost more than that in 
staff time. 



88-064 



On motion of Commissioner Buell, seconded by Commissioner Lee, 
Resolution No. 88-0129 was adopted, awarding the contract to the 
second low bidder. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:30 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



88-065 






MINUTES 



PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
MAY 17 1988 

SAN FRANCISCO 

PI lg| IC • IRD A DV 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2 :00 P.M. 

April 26, 1988 

COMMISSIONERS 

H. Welton Flynn, President 

Arthur V. Toupin, Vice President 

Jeffrey Lee 

Charna E. Staten 

Mark W. Buell 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



88-066 



Call to Order: 2:05 P.M. 

Present: President H. Welton Flynn, Vice President Arthur V. 

Toupin, Commissioner Charna E. Staten, Commissioner Mark 
W. Buell 

Excused: Commissioner Jeffrey Lee 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of April 12, 1988 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0135 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Water Department Contract No. WD-2003, Sunol 
Water Filter Plant - Modify Wash Water Pond and 
Sludge Drain System. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0136 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-875, No. 14 
Mission Line between Main and Fourth Streets, 
Trolley Coach Overhead Reconstruction. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0137 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-877, 
Construction of Handicapped Platforms at Junipero 
Serra Boulevard and Ocean Avenue and at the Balboa 
Park Station near Geneva Avenue. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Staten, Buell 



88-067 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0138 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-860, Treat 
Avenue Facility - General Construction. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0139 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-797, Cherry-Eleanor 
Pump Station. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Staten, Buell, 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0140 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-792, Replace 
Streetlight Yard. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0141 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No, 
WD-1963R, Reroof CDD Water Department Buildings, in 
the amount of $125,012, to Anderson Roofing & Sheet 
Metal Co., Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0142 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 

Water Department Contract No. WD-1965R, Bay Division 
Pipelines 1 and 2 - Cathodic Protection, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Debit Contract 
Modification No. 3 in the amount of $4,300; 
authorizing an extension of time for unavoidable 
delays of 29 calendar days; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $52,453.90 to Aspen 
Construction of California, inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Staten, Buell 



88-068 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0143 WD Requesting authorization of the Controller to 

reallocate the amount of $67,500 for new telephone 
system costs, to be funded from Materials and 
Supplies. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0144 WD Approving the sale of an easement within Water 

Department land, being a portion of Summit Reservoir 
Tract, to PG&E to convert their existing overhead 
facilities to underground; and authorizing the 
Director of Property to prepare the necessary 
legislation for Board of Supervisors enactment to 
consummate the sale. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0145 MR Requesting the San Francisco Municipal Railway 

Improvement Corporation to provide up to $250,000 in 
funds to secure a contractor to study contamination 
from the Kirkland bus and maintenance yard 
operations, reimbursement to be made from the sale 
of Kirkland. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0146 MR Authorizing extension of the Municipal Railway's 
participation in the Regional Transit Connection 
Clearinghouse for six months. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Buell 
Excused - Staten 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0147 MR Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Municipal Railway Supplemental 
Appropriation in the amount of $125,000 for platform 
overtime, to be funded from surplus Miscellaneous 
Salaries . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Staten, Buell 



88-069 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0148 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the Water 

Department to request proposals and to select and 
recommend an engineering consulting firm to initiate 
water quality investigations and treatment 
alternative studies to evaluate the treatability of 
various San Francisco water system surface supply 
sources, with respect to new water quality standards 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Buell, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0149 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute Amendment No. 1 to the Professional 
Services Agreement with Bechtel North American Power 
Corporation for design and implementation of a 
records management program, in an amount not to 
exceed $152,630. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0150 FM Authorizing amendment of the Public Utilities 
Commission Fiscal Year 1988/89 budget request, 
increasing funding of four on-going services and two 
new programs, at a total cost of $899,578. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Staten, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0151 CC Authorizing the transfer of surplus funds totaling 
$400,000 from Municipal Railway's Fixed Charges 
(4550,000), Bureau of Light, Heat and Power 
($200,000), and Services of the Public Utilities 
Commission ($150,000) to Object 1450 Claims, for 
payment of claims, settlements and judgments. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Staten, Buell 



By Common Consent, the following resolution was 
adopted in Executive Session: 

88-0152 Approving the temporary appointment of Anson Moran 
as General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, 
effective May 2, 1988. 



88-070 



By Common Consent, the following resolution was 
adopted in Executive Session: 

88-0153 Approving the appointment of Edward Harrington as 
Acting Assistant General Manager, Finance, PUC, 
effective May 2, 1988. 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



******** 

Report of the General Manager 

Status Report on Deferred Maintenance 

Mr. William G. Stead, General Manager, Municipal Railway, reported 
that last year staff worked with Mayor Feinstein's Office to 
develop a zero based budget for three divisions — Cable Car, Ways and 
Structures and Engineering. The purpose was to document the amount 
of work that should be done and the amount of work being performed 
with existing resources. However, no additional resources were 
allotted due to the City's budget problems. Monitoring of the tasks 
which should be done indicates that in Cable Car Machinery 68% of 
the work is being done and 32% is being deferred; in Ways and 
Structures 59% of the work is done on straight time, 2% on overtime 
and 39% is deferred; in Engineering 42% is done on straight time, 1% 
on overtime and 57% is deferred. He said that he did not have a 
plan to solve the problem now, but that staff would propose 
something in the fall which would be less than the perfect world. 
In the short term — one, two or three years — the physical plant will 
be safe and will not fall apart. In the long term there will be 
problems . 

Commissioner Staten asked how many of these items could be covered 
by the 1/2 cent sales tax. Mr. Stead said that many of them could 
be included as replacement items, rather than deferred maintenance. 

Commissioner Staten asked about the process of working with the 
Mayor's Office for handling deferred maintenance. Mr. Stead said 
that the former Mayor had indicated that while there was no room for 
additional positions this year, that an effort should be made to 
increase staffing over a 5-year period. 

******** 

Update on Transit Shelter Seats 

Mr. Douglas Wright, Director of Planning and Development, reported 
that the selection committee had spent a great deal of time 
reviewing the seat design. He said that it is not intended as a 
seat but as a leaning perch. The same design has been used in 
several cities. So far there have only been two written complaints 
about the seats. 

Commissioner Staten asked about the experience of other cities 
regarding safety of the seats. Mr. Louis Lillian, of Gannett 
Outdoor, replied that he was not aware of any accidents regarding 
the seats. 

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B8 --H7 1 



Resolution No. 88-0146 — Withdrawing the Municipal Railway from 
participation in the Regional Transit Connection Clearinghouse in 
Fiscal Year 1988-89. 

Mr. Jaimie Levin, Director of Community Affairs, described the 
Regional Transit Connection as a joint program of the Regional 
Transit Association (RTA) which uses a contract broker to sell 
transit passes to employers in the Bay Area. The program was first 
funded by a State grant and for the last nine months has been funded 
by the RTA operators. The Municipal Railway's share was $26,000 
this year and will be $44,000 next year. The program represents 
3.4% of the Municipal Railway's total pass sales. He said that if 
the Municipal Railway discontinued -the program due to budget 
restrictions, those employers purchasing from the vendor could be 
supplied directly from the Municipal Railway at no additional cost. 

Commissioner Staten expressed concern that if the Municipal Railway 
dropped out of the program it would be destructive to the entire 
system. She suggested giving RTA six months to produce data to 
justify our continuing the program. 

Mr. Stead said that the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) 
intends to look for other sources of funds for this program. He 
added that the cost of the program is equal to one operator 
position. He expressed the opinion that there will never be 
definitive proof that this program pays for itself. If this program 
were not in place, people would go elsewhere to buy a pass. 

Commissioner Toupin expressed the opinion that a transit authority 
should be behind every effort possible to get people to use the 
system. 

Commissioner Buell said that while he felt the program should be 
encouraged, he did not feel that the City should subsidize it. It 
should be funded by the private sector or the MTC. 

Commissioner Buell moved to extend the program for six months while 
other funding sources are explored in the private sector and through 
the Metropolitan Transportation Commission; and to direct staff to 
report to the Commission in six months. Commissioner Toupin 
seconded. 

Commissioner Staten requested to be excused from voting on this 
matter. On motion of Commissioner Buell, seconded by Commissioner 
Toupin, Commissioner Staten was excused from voting on this item. 
On the motion to extend the program for six months, Commissioner 
Flynn, Toupin and Buell voted "aye". The resolution was adopted. 

******** 

Resolution No. 88-0051 -- Authorizing the transfer of surplus funds 
totaling $400,000 for payment of claims, settlements and judgments. 

Commissioner Staten requested that staff look into various ways of 
reducing claims and the City's liability. President Flynn requested 
that staff age the outstanding claims and high settlement amounts. 

Mr. Stead said that accidents were down 68% over the last seven 
years, however, in the last year accidents were up slightly. He 
said that the system tends to inhibit management's ability to fire 



88-072 



operators for excessive accidents. This is an issue which will be 
addressed in the next Memorandum of Understanding negotiations. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED TO AN EXECUTIVE SESSION ON 
PERSONNEL AND ATTORNEY-CLIENT MATTERS: 3:26 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



88-073 



uut 



^ MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

I 7 1988 

SAN FRANCISCO 

°"RI IC I IRD4DV 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

SPECIAL MEETING 

Room 1194, State Office Building 

350 McAllister Street 

San Francisco, California 

3 :00 P.M. 

^ April 28, 1988 



DEPARTMENTS 



COMMISSIONERS 

H. Welton Flynn, President 

Arthur V. Toupin, Vice President 

Jeffrey Lee 

Charna E . Staten 

Mark W. Buell 

BUREAUS 



Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 
Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



88-074 



Call to Order: 3:15 P.M. 



Present: President H. Welton Flynn, Vice President Arthur V. 

Toupin, Commissioner Charna E. Staten, Commissioner Mark 
W. Buell 



Excused: Commissioner Jeffrey Lee 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



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Announcement 



President Flynn announced that the meeting was called to order at 
3:15 P.M., 15 minutes after the scheduled time, to allow the public 
to assemble due to change of the meeting location. 

Public Hearing 

Resolution No. 88-0154 — Modifying the Schedule of Rates, Fares and 
Charges of the San Francisco Municipal Railway for the Bay to 
Breakers Race Service. 

Mr. George Newkirk, Director of Labor Relations, stated that the 
proposed increase is for the purpose of recovering the actual cost 
of providing the service. In the past, the regular fare of 75 cents 
was charged. The actual cost was $82,000. It has been determined 
that a $3.00 round trip fare would recover the cost of providing the 
service. 

President Flynn asked for public comments. There were none. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Buell, 
Resolution No. 88-0154 was unanimously adopted. 

******** 

Public Hearing 

Resolution No. 88-0155 — Declaring a Water Shortage Emergency; 
adopting a Water Conservation Program and directing that it be 
placed in force on May 1, 1988; authorizing interruption of service 
to the Cities of San Jose and Santa Clara, if necessary; and 
authorizing additional budget needs to be added to the Water 
Department's Conservation Programmatic Budget Reguest for FY 1988/89 

Mr. Dean W. Coffey, General Manager of Public Utilities, stated that 
the anticipated runoff in the Hetch Hetchy watershed would be 
one-quarter of normal. He said that water rationing now is an 
absolute must if we are going to be able to assure continued supply 
without draining the reservoirs. 

Mr. Art Jensen, Deputy General Manager, San Francisco Water 
Department, stated that last year local rainfall was 59% of normal. 
This year local rainfall totals 67% of normal. This is the 7th 
driest year since 1930. In the Hetch Hetchy watershed, the snowpack 
is below normal for the second year in a row. Projected runoff is 

88-075 



35% of normal. Local storage is below 50% of usable capacity. An 
analysis was made which assumed another dry winter, considered the 
Raker Act entitlements of the water users downstream, and assumed no 
use of water to generate power beyond that required to bring water 
to the Bay Area or to meet the downstream requirements. The 
analysis indicated that a 25% reduction from 1987 usages would meet 
the desired storage levels. 

Mr. Robert Vasconcellos, Manager for Resources and Planning, San 
Francisco Water Department, said that the proposed rationing plan is 
designed to reduce consumption 25% from the 1987 levels. The major 
criteria used in developing the plan was: 1) protection of jobs and 
business; 2) minimizing hardship on residential customers; and 3) 
equitable treatment for all customers--business and residential, in 
the City and in the suburbs. The plan calls for a 10% reduction in 
inside water use and a 60% reduction in outside usage. We feel that 
with prudent use, landscaping can survive. He described some of the 
restriction and exception procedures. 

President Flynn opened the meeting for public comments. 

Mr. Ray McDevitt, counsel for the Bay Area Water Users Association, 
spoke from a prepared statement, a copy of which is on file with 
these minutes. He said that the formula of 90% winter use and 40% 
summer use distributes the reduction differently between the City 
and the suburbs. In the City it's a 14% reduction while in the 
suburbs it's 27%. In June and July the reduction is 13% in the City 
and 35% in the suburbs. In August and September the reduction in 
the City is 14%, and 35% in the suburbs. He said that the 
Association is challenging the idea of a two-tier plan. He urged 
the Commission to: 1) base water conservation goals on the facts, 
(the Association engineers' calculations show that a 25% cut in 
consumption is more than is needed to achieve the goals); 2) keep 
the water in the reservoirs (he stated that the Department is 
planning to release water from mountain reservoirs at rates that 
exceed those needed to meet downstream water rights and Bay Area 
demand); 3) seek supplementary sources of water, (he suggested 
asking Modesto and Turlock Irrigation Districts to allow a negative 
balance in the Don Pedro Water Bank or to seek to obtain State 
water); 4) not ignore the hardships to San Jose and Santa Clara that 
a complete cutoff of water to those cities would create. At its 
meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 1988, the Association members passed a 
resolution urging the Commission to give due consideration to the 
hardship that an interruption of service would create in those 
communities. A copy of the resolution is attached to this statement, 

Mr. William McCann, General Manager of Purissima Hills Water 
District, stated that the District will be required to save from 
40.9 to 45% during the summer months. He suggested that some method 
of averaging or banking of credits be allowed. 

Mr. Al Adveueno, Member of the Board of Directors of Coastside 
County Water District, said that 60% of their water comes from the 
San Francisco Water Department's Pilarcitos Lake. During the 
1976-77 drought the District was asked to cut back 25% and actually 
cut back 27%. This time they are being asked to cut back from 38 to 
46%. He said that the principal industry is horticulture. Many of 
the flower growers have installed systems that capture rain water, 
utilize underground supplies, and recycle water. He suggested a 15% 
reduction for both in City and suburban customers. 

Mr. Vasconcellos said that the plan allows the Water Department to 
look at specific uses of water. Coastside's concerns fall into the 
category of protecting jobs rather than residential irrigation. 



88-076 



Mr. David Gill, representing Santa Clara Valley Water District, 
stated that the Santa Clara watershed area is also suffering from 
the drought. If pumping of ground water is accelerated there will 
be subsidence or sinking of the ground which is an irreversible 
process. He urged that the Commission not interrupt service to the 
Cities of Santa Clara and San Jose. 

Dick Hathorn, Director of Water and Sewer Utilities for the City of 
Santa Clara, said that Santa Clara is willing to work with the Water 
Department to achieve reductions in water usage which are necessary 
and appropriate in the current water shortage situation. He said 
that the area north of the Bayshore freeway is 90% supplied by Hetch 
Hetchy water. The City's remaining water production facilities lie 
south of the freeway. There would -be a severe reduction in pressure 
to customers if the City were to attempt to supply the northerly 
area. Many of the "high tech" companies chose to locate in the 
northern Santa Clara area due to the supply of low mineral content 
Hetch Hetchy water. He pointed out that the City of Santa Clara 
accounts for only 1.9% of the requested reduction. He urged the 
Commission to maintain continuity of service. 

Mr. Kent Dewel, Director of Public Works for the City of San Jose, 
said that the City opposed the 100% interruption of service. The 
area of San Jose supplied by the Water Department has no other 
source of supply except ground water. Use of ground water to meet 
the needs of the area will cause serious problems of ground 
subsidence and reduction of the water table to a level which may not 
regenerate to a level where ground water can act as an alternate 
water source. He said that he was willing to work with the Water 
Department to develop an allocation for San Jose rather than 
interruption . 

Commissioner Toupin requested information regarding the proposal to 
interrupt service to San Jose and Santa Clara. 

Mr. Jensen stated that this is a matter covered in the rate 
settlement with our other suburban customers and the Cities of Santa 
Clara and San Jose. They are temporary and interruptible 
customers. There is a provision in the rate agreement which would 
indicate that they should be interrupted prior to reduction of water 
to any other users, including the City and County of San Francisco. 
We are willing to work with the cities to see what sort of 
mitigation measures can be derived. 

Mr. Coffey said that the staff proposal was developed in accordance 
with the rate agreement prior to adoption of the resolution by the 
Bay Area Water Users Association which endorsed the fact that they 
are willing to share with San Jose and Santa Clara. He said that 
staff would be willing to work with the cities. We don't want to 
work a hardship on anyone or cut off industry. 

President Flynn stated for clarification that there would be no 
interruptions during the period of negotiation. 

Commissioner Staten said that she understood staff would be working 
with our customers to look at xeriscaping in landscaping and 
possibly limitations of additional development in local communities 
which would require more water from us. 

Mr. Vasconcellos replied that the plan has a clause that would allow 
additional water in the suburbs for growth. One of the goals of the 
plan is to protect jobs. Growth is directly related to jobs. Also, 
we want to see the suburbs institute xeriscaping in their land use 
planning, which is low water use plants, drip irrigation, native 
plants, and drought resistant plants. 



88-077 



President Flynn asked staff to respond to the comments regarding 
Hetch Hetchy water releases. 

Mr. Coffey replied that the reason the Department is in such good 
shape now is because the Department cut back on power generation in 
January 1987. Last year there was ample water in the Don Pedro 
Water Bank to meet the commitments of the Districts. The Water Bank 
has deteriorated due to no releases last year. The Districts are 
entitled to the natural flow of the Tuolumne River. Because of the 
low water year the river never got above its natural flow level. 
Therefore, they are entitled to all of the water even though we 
capture it in our reservoirs. When the Water Bank reaches zero we 
will release water from Cherry thereby generating power. Mr. 
McDevitt asked that we contact the -Districts to ask if we may run a 
negative bank. He said that he doubted the Districts would be 
receptive since their supply is also low and they have cut back 
agriculture use 60%. However, he said that he would ask. He added 
that power will not be produced by releasing water to which the 
Districts are not entitled. 

Commissioner Toupin asked staff to respond to the comments that 25% 
reduction is more than what is needed. 

Mr. Jensen said that the Suburban Water Users' calculations did not 
take into consideration the amount of dead storage. 

Mr. Norman Rolfe suggested a minimum allocation per household and 
asked that conservation notices be put in other utility bills so 
that they reach people who live in apartments. 

Mr. Vasconsellos said that there will be a minimum allotment of 63 
gallons per day, per living unit. There will be a direct mailing to 
all customers, businesses and living units in San Francisco. 

Mr. Charles Findeisen said that he represents a horticulture group 
and was happy that staff had partially solved the problem. 

Mr. John Farbstein of Belmont said that the plan penalizes people 
with large yards who conserved last year. He conserved 35% last 
year and suggested that the base year be 1986. 

Ms. Betty Stone, representing San Mateo County Farm Bureau, asked 
whether the San Francisco Water Department would be inspecting and 
granting allotments to agricultural businesses. Mr. Vasconsellos 
replied that the Water Department will be working with the water 
districts, such as Coastside; it will not be dealing directly with 
the customers of Coastside except on a random basis. The intent is 
to verify that conservation measures are being used appropriately. 

Mr. Thomas R. Boag, Director of Plant and Computer Services for 
Siliconix Incorporated in Santa Clara, stated that his company 
employs 1100 people, is located north of Bayshore, and uses a large 
amount of purified water in its process. If Hetch Hetchy water were 
cut off, his company would spend $200,000 to $300,000 in one time 
costs to adapt to the different character of the water. That would 
not save water. The same amount of money could be put into capital 
equipment in the production area to save water permanently. If the 
water were cut off suddenly, without warning, there might be a 
situation where the company would have to stop production for a 
short period of time which would be very costly. 

Mr. Jim Borneman said that he represents a group of landscape 
contractors, architects and professionals throughout the Bay Area 
who have joined together to help various water districts in 
conservation efforts. He pointed out that people will not listen 
until rates go up. He supported increasing rates. He suggested 
that the Commission encourage the media to publicize current 
information on plant water requirements. 

88-078 



Mr. Vasconsellos said that the Department is in the process of 
implementing in this year the computerized network through our 
service area. 

Mr. Hilliard C. Terry said that some consideration should be made 
for large families. 

Mr. George Carpenter, a plumbing engineer, pointed out that the 
family who has conserved over the years will have a problem, whereas 
the family who has been wasteful will not. 

Mr. Walter O'Donnell spoke about printing brochures in various 
languages . 

Ms. Marian O'Donnell said that it is not fair to penalize people who 
saved water last year. She suggested that the allocations be on a 
gallons per household basis. 

Mr. Bill Wisen, representing the City of Sunnyvale, stated that 
their contract contains a maximum amount. Their allotment is a 25% 
reduction. He reguested that Sunnyvale be allowed to exceed the 
monthly maximums during the summer as long as they achieve the 
maximum annual contract amount. 

The public hearing was closed. 

Commissioner Buell said that the resolution should be amended to say 
that it is not the intent of the Commission to interrupt service to 
San Jose and Santa Clara and for staff to bring the matter back if 
in time it does become necessary to authorize interruption. 

President Flynn asked counsel if it would be a violation of the 
settlement agreement not to include language regarding interruption. 

Mr. Thomas Berliner, Deputy City Attorney, replied that we do have a 
duty to consider the interruptions. However, if we have the 
agreement of all the other parties to the agreement then we could do 
as everyone agrees. 

President Flynn asked counsel to draft language which would include 
the desires of the Commission and not violate the settlement 
agreement . 

Ms. Patty Lou said that she is a landlord and reguested information 
for her tenants. President Flynn directed her to the Water 
Department during regular business hours. Ms. Lou said that 
landlords should be able to pass on penalty charges to their 
tenants. President Flynn said that that is under the jur isdication 
of the Rent Control Board. 

Commissioner Toupin moved the resolution as amended. Commissioner 
Stated seconded. Resolution No. 88-0155 was unanimously adopted. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 5:45 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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r 



MINUTES 

■£> PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 
Room 282, City Hall 

2 :00 P.M. 
• - May 10, 1988 



DOCUMENTS DBPT. 
3 1888 

SAI\1 FRANC/SCO 



COMMISSIONERS 

H. Welton Flynn, President 

Arthur V. Toupin, Vice President 

Jeffrey Lee 

Charna E. Staten 

Mark W. Buell 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



88-080 



Call to Order: 2:10 P.M. 



Present: President H. Welton Flynn, Vice President Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Charna E. Staten, Commissioner 
Jeffrey Lee 

Excused: Commissioner Mark W. Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of April 26, 1988 and special meeting of April 28, 1988 were 
approved . 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0156 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totaling $169,500.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Staten, Lee 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0157 WD Approving collections for the months of January, 
February and March, 1988, of charges for damages 
which the San Francisco Water Department has 
against miscellaneous debtors in the amount of 
$25,699.52. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Staten, Lee 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0158 BLHP Approving collections for the months of January, 
February and March, 1988, of charges for damages 
which the Bureau of Light, Heat and Power has 
against miscellaneous debtors in the amount of 
$2,998.32, and write-off debts in the amount of 
$5,546.22. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Staten, Lee 



88-081 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0159 WD Requesting the Controller to draw a warrant in favor 
of Chuck Y. Gong and Michael C. Gong, in the amount 
of $50,000, in full settlement of property damage 
claim against the San Francisco Water Department, 
arising from a twelve-inch water main break on 
Stockton Street near Broadway Street on August 26, 
1987. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Staten, Lee 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0160 WD Requesting the Controller to draw a warrant in favor 
of Bruce Woolam, in the amount of $20,000, in full 
settlement of personal injury claim against the San 
Francisco Water Department, arising from an accident 
at 430 Brannan Street on November 27, 1986. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Staten, Lee 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0161 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-1991, 8-Inch and 12-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Clay Street between Kearny and Drumm 
Streets, in the amount of $349,900, to Interlane 
Engineering and P&J Utility Co., AJV, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Staten, Lee 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0162 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No 
WD-2005, Suburban Division Road Paving, in the 
amount of $176,189.10, to C. F. Archibald Paving, 
Inc . , Contractor . 



VOTE 



Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Staten, Lee 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0163 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2002, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Marin Street from Bayshore Boulevard to Kansas 
Street and Barneveld Avenue from Rickard to Silver 
Avenues, in the net amount of $58,231.00, to Uniacke 
Construction, Inc. and Vickers Concrete Sawing, A 
Joint Venture. 



VOTE 



Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Staten, Lee 



88-082 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0164 HH Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. HH-777, Transit Power Substations - 
Painting and Roofing Work, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Credit Modification No. 2 in 
the amount of $7,881.38; authorizing an extension of 
time for unavoidable delays of 23 calendar days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $4,538.29 
to The Phoenix Paint Company, Contractor. 



VOTE 



Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Staten, Lee 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0165 MR Approving Debit Modification in the amount of 

$23,976.00 to provide funds for additional work as 
set forth in Contract Modification No. 1 to 
Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-989(I), Kirkland 
Division Replace/Rehabilitate Cyclone Vacuum System; 
and authorizing an extension of time of 70 calendar 
days to complete the work. 



VOTE 



Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Staten, Lee 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0166 HH Rejecting all bids received on April 12, 1988 for 
Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-794 - San Joaquin 
Pipeline, Raise Valve Boxes and Repair Exterior 
Coating . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Staten, Lee 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0167 HH Authorizing the Real Estate Department to negotiate 
and execute a lease with the State of California for 
the use of Hetch Hetchy Parcels 1012 and 1013 in San 
Joaquin County, as campground and day-use facilities 



VOTE 



Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Staten, Lee 



88-0168 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-1964, Bay Division 
Pipelines No. 1 and 2 - Replacement of Vault Covers, 
as satisfactorily completed; approving Credit 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $2,903.80; 
waiving the contract requirement for forfeiture of 
separate penalty by Contractor to City; authorizing 



88-083 



payment of $4,796.98 to the State Labor Commissioner 
pursuant to the Amended Notice to Withhold dated 
January 13, 1988; and authorizing final payment in 
the amount of $9,671.34 to United Engineering 
Technology, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Staten, Lee 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0169 FM Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Supplemental Appropriation in the 
amount of $46,000 from Transit Impact Development 
Fee (TIDF) proceeds to Object 420, Services of City 
Attorney, to reimburse Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, 
Canady, Robertson & Falk for costs related to use of 
TIDF proceeds. 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

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Report of the General Manager 

Budget Reduction 

Mr. Dean W. Coffey, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported 
that the Mayor had released information regarding the upcoming 
budget cuts, copies of which were furnished to the Commission. He 
said that staff will be asking the Commission to set the date for a 
public hearing on Municipal Railway fares and route changes. 

Graffiti 

Mr. William G. Stead, General Manager, Municipal Railway, reported 
that on Sunday, May 8, 1988 at approximately 2:00 p.m. a group of 
vandals entered the Potrero Division yard and vandalized 71 coaches 
with 3 colors of paint, both inside and outside. In addition 7 
windshields were smashed. It will take 600 hours of labor to remove 
the graffiti and $2,000 to replace the windows. Funds have been 
transferred to the Protective Services Division to increase mobile 
and static guards and dog patrols. He said that one of the vandals 
was identifiable by his graffiti "tag" as a person who had 
previously been arrested for writing graffiti on Muni buses. 

Commissioner Toupin expressed the opinion that efforts should be 
made to catch them in the act, arrest them and enforce whatever 
penalties the law provides. 

Commissioner Lee said that it's important to bring this matter to 
the attention of the Mayor and get his support in order to get the 
cooperation of the Police Department and the courts. 

Commissioner Toupin requested the following information regarding 
graffiti: What State or City laws are violated as a result of this 
type of activity? if the individual who performs the act is a minor? 
what responsibilities do the parents have? what laws are the parents 
violating, if any? what penalties are provided under the law? how 



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many people were apprehended in the last year? and, how many 
criminal or civil cases were brought? President Flynn directed that 
staff report on this at the next meeting. Mr. Stead said that he 
had been unable to obtain data from the courts regarding the 
disposition of cases. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 2:55 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 
Room 282, City Hall 
2 :00 P.M. 
|P May 24, 1988 

COMMISSIONERS 

H. Welton Flynn, President 

Arthur V. Toupin, Vice President 

Jeffrey Lee 

Sherri Chiesa 

Rodel E. Rodis 



DEPARTMENTS 
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Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



88-086 



Call to Order: 2:14 P.M. 



Present: President H. Welton Flynn, Vice President Arthur V. 

Toupin, Commissioner Jeffrey Lee, Commissioner Sherri 
Chiesa, Commissioner Rodel E. Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of May 10, 1988 were approved. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0170 CC Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, totaling 
$115,603.26, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of April, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0171 MR Approving compromise settlements in the amount of 
$1,240.25 and collections in the amount of 
$11,962.20, for payment of damage claims which the 
Municipal Railway has against miscellaneous 
debtors, for the month of April, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0172 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Water Department Contract No. WD-2021, Crystal 
Springs Cottage - Rehabilitation and Repairs. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0173 BLHP Approving the Department of Public Works proposal 
for relighting the Yerba Buena Area, Underground 
District 295. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



88-087 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0174 HH Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 

Contract No. 667, Warnerville Complex, Construction 
Quarters, Maintenance Building and Other Operating 
Facilities, as satisfactorily completed; approving 
Credit Contract Modification No. 7 in the amount of 
$7,289.99 and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $3,052.40 to the Contractor, C. T. 
Brayton & Sons, Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0175 HH Rejecting all bids received for Hetch Hetchy 

Contract No. 791, Moccasin-Newark Transmission Line 
- Paint Towers, and authorizing readvertisement of 
the contract under Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 791R. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0176 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract 

No. WD-2001, 12-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation 
in Blanken Avenue between Tunnel Avenue and 
Executive Park Boulevard in the net amount of 
$98,095.00, to Ranger Pipelines, Inc. and A. Ruiz 
Construction Co. & Associates, Inc., A Joint 
Venture . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0177 WD Declaring an emergency for a water main break in 

Central Pump Station and approving the expenditure 
of $48,000.00 for repairs. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0178 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 

issue a Final Contract Payment Authorization in the 
amount of $5,000.00 to Michael Rhea & Associates 
for Energy Management Systems and specifications. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



88-088 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0179 WD Authorizing the Water Department to use any surplus 
funds in fiscal year 1987-88 to fund the Water 
Conservation Program through June 30, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

•0180 BLHP Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 

to enter into an agreement with the Maltese Grill 

to install and maintain special streetlight 
fixtures in Annie Street Plaza. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0181 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the Water 
Department to enter into a 

memorandum-of-understanding with the Bay Area Water 
Users Association for $90,000.00 for a system-wide 
public information program on the current water 
shortage emergency and water rationing program. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0182 MR Authorizing the Community Affairs Department of the 
Municipal Railway to expend $359,300 in UMTA funds 
for purchase of equipment for, and renovation of, 
the Muni Telephone Information Center. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0183 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to solicit the 
support of the Board of Supervisors to place a 
proposition on the November 1988 ballot which would 
allow Muni to purchase transit vehicles through the 
Negotiated Procurement method. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



88-089 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0184 MR Requesting the Board of Supervisors approval to 

contract for the provision of paratransit services 
for 1988-1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0185 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to circulate a 

Request for Proposal to identify a consulting firm 
to develop Light Rail Vehicle specifications. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0186 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to extend the completion date of the Municipal 
Railway contract with Carlton Associates for the 
Maintenance Division Support Shop. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0187 FM Designating Tuesday, June 21, 1988 at 5:30 p.m. in 
Room 1194, State Office Building, 350 McAllister 
Street, San Francisco as the date, time and place 
for a public hearing for considering a proposal for 
revisions to the Municipal Railway fare schedule. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0188 FM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute an agreement with the Bay Area Rapid 
Transit (BART) District for BART to reimburse MUNI 
for "feeder" trips on MUNI to and from BART 
stations in San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



88-090 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0189 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of 

Finance to apply for, accept, and expend up to 
$3.4 million of Bridge Toll funds for SFMRIC lease 
payments and $36.4 million of regional funds for 
1988-89 Municipal Railway operations. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Introduction of New Commissioners 

President Flynn introduced Commissioners Sherri Chiesa and Rodel E. 
Rodis who were sworn-in by the Mayor this morning to replace Charna 
E. Staten and Mark W. Buell whose terms had expired. 

Report of the General Manager 

Bomb Incident 

Mr. Dean W. Coffey, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported 
that a bomb had been placed near the fence at Merced Pump Station on 
Sloat Boulevard. The door was damaged. The Police Department is 
investigating the incident. 

Bay to Breakers Service 

Mr. George Newkirk, Director of Labor Relations and Management 
Development, reported that the Municipal Railway carried 21,663 
passengers on Bay to Breakers race service at the new special fare 
of $3.00. The cost of the service was $76,600. The revenue 
collected $51,005. This compares to 37,150 passengers, costs of 
$78,000, and revenue of $12,000 for 1987. 

Historical Rail Service 

Mr. William G. Stead, General Manager, Municipal Railway, said that 
due to reconstruction of Market Street, historic rail service will 
not be operated on Market Street this year or next year during the 
summer. The Historic Rail Society proposed as an alternative 
operation of service on The Embarcadero to Pier 39. Due to this 
year's budget situation, staff solicited private funding for the 
service but was unable to obtain the necessary support. 

Mr. Charles Richardson, Chief, Protective Services and 
Investigations, presented a report on Municipal Railway security and 
graffiti statistics. He said that during 1987, there were 383 
arrests for graffiti. Public Utilities Commission employees made 37 
arrests. In 1988, there were 91 arrests, 6 were made by PUC 
employees . 

Commissioner Toupin asked whether fines were imposed. Mr. 
Richardson replied in the negative. He added that the Probation 
Department is not keeping statistics on graffiti this year. 

Mr. Coffey stated that the firm which has the transit advertising 
contract has requested to renegotiate the contract due to the amount 
of graffiti on the vehicles. 

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Retirement System 

Mr. Coffey reported that staff received a letter from the Retirement 
System indicating that the Municipal Railway may be able to reduce 
its medical costs through the use of a Consultant. 

Mr. Michael Lewis of the Retirement System, stated that the 
Retirement System wanted to hire a consultant to apply a computer 
program to test vendors' bills against the Relative Value Schedule 
(RVS). He said that the City is entitled to adjust the bill to the 
RVS . This could reduce bills by 15-25 percent. Currently, this is 
done by hand, but the employees cannot keep up with the volume of 
work. He said that he expected the savings to be about $74,000 
annually after payment to the computer service. 

President Flynn reguested that staff submit a recommendation to the 
Commission. 



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Thereupon the Meeting was Adjourned to an Executive Session on an 
Attorney-Client Matter: 3:40 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



88-092 



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CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



DOC 

i q 1988 

SAN pKAW^'i*^^ 
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Art Agnos 
Mayor 

^.. SPECIAL MEETING 

Room 1194, State Office Building 

350 McAllister Street 

San Francisco, California 

5:30 P.M. 

May 24, 1988 

COMMISSIONERS 

H. Welton Flynn, President 

Arthur V. Toupin, Vice President 

Jeffrey Lee 

Sherri Chiesa 

Rodel E. Rodis 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



88-093 



Call to Order: 5:35 P.M. 



Present: President H. Welton Flynn, Vice President Arthur V. 

Toupin, Commissioner Jeffrey Lee, Commissioner Sherri 
Chiesa, Commissioner Rodel E. Rodis 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



Public Hearing 

Resolution No. 88-0190 — Adopting a revised schedule of rates to be 
charged by the San Francisco Water Department for retail water 
service in San Francisco and suburban areas. 

Mr. James D. Cooney, General Manager and Chief Engineer, San 
Francisco Water Department, listed the following changes to the 
proposed 1988-89 budget: 

Reductions $5.0 million - General Fund Transfer 

1.0 million - Cost of Rationing Plan 

3.2 million - Lost Revenue from Sale 

1 .2 million - Revenue Shift 

$10.4 million - Total Reductions 

Increases $3.0 million - Land Sale 

0.8 million - Wage Freeze 
3.0 million - Float from Capital Project 
$6 . 8 million - Total Increases 

He proposed a rate increase of 15 percent to raise $3.6 million to 
balance the budget. 

President Flynn opened the public hearing. 

Mr. John Keller, Mayor of the Town of Hillsborough, said that 
Hillsborough's previous conservation efforts will cause the Town to 
go into a penalty situation. Mr. Mark Hudak, Assistant City 
Attorney for Hillsborough, said that he did not believe that the 
penalty structure had a basis in the contract with the City. He 
opposed any penalty which would start before the pro rata allocation 
which is guaranteed under the contract. 

President Flynn stated that a letter had been received from Mayor 
Keller addressing these concerns and that the City Attorney's Office 
would respond in writing to the legal points regarding the contract. 

Mr. Robert Doelloe suggested exploration of the use of sea water as 
a water resource alternative. 

There being no further speakers, the public hearing was closed. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Lee, 
Resolution No. 88-0190 was unanimously adopted. 

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88-094 



Public Hearing 

Resolution No. 88-0191 — Adopting a revised schedule W-25 to be 
charged by the San Francisco Water Department for water service to 
suburban resale customers. 

Ms. Christine Morioka, Rate Administrator, San Francisco Water 
Department, stated that rates for suburban wholesale customers are 
normally calculated under the cost of service method. Under that 
method, the rates for 1988-89 were scheduled to decrease by 4 
percent. In April, when the need for a rationing program became 
evident, the projections changed from a decrease to an increase. 
Also, instead of a budget coordinated increase, there needed to be an 
emergency increase. 

Under the Settlement Agreement, an emergency increase is calculated on 
a cash basis, and the suburban increase cannot be greater than the 
City increase. The City increase is 15 percent, therefore, the 
Department recommends a 15 percent increase for the suburbs at this 
time. The full required payment will be collected at a later time. 
Staff will proceed with a budget coordinated increase later. In 
addition to the rate increase, a structural change to the schedule is 
proposed: the service charge will increase; the commodity charge will 
be changed from a declining rate block to a flat rate; the minimum 
billing will be eliminated pending further studies; and the demand 
charge will be waived during the rationing period because it is based 
upon the prior year's usage. 

Mr. Ray McDevitt, Attorney representing the Bay Area Water Users 
Association, agreed with the elimination of the minimum billing and 
the demand charge. He said that the Association understood the 
rational for changing the commodity charge and had no objections to 
the structural changes. However, because of the structural changes, 
it will be difficult to tell whether or not the increase is 15 percent, 

Mr. McDevitt said that at the April 28, 1988 meeting on the rationing 
plan, he had asked that the Commission instruct the staff to take a 
look at alternative sources of water. He asked the Commission to 
instruct staff to explore those potential sources of water and to 
prepare a report which would be available to suburban customers, and 
that the issue be discussed at a regular Commission meeeting. The 
second item requested was an assurance that water storage and water 
delivery are the primary operating criteria for the system. He 
requested that the Commission ask its staff to prepare a report on 
planned operations of the system in terms of electric generation and 
release of water from mountain reservoirs. 

President Flynn pointed out that an assurance was given at the prior 
meeting regarding water versus power, and that the requests made 
tonight were not the same requests made earlier, however, staff will 
cooperate with the requests. 

Mr. Vasconcellos stated that staff is in the process of finalizing a 
scope of work for a consultant to investigate alternative sources of 
water and to produce a report. 

Mr. Michael Abramson, Director of Water and Wastewater Resources, City 
of Daly City, endorsed the comments made by Mr. McDevitt on behalf of 
the Association. 

Mr. Robert Doelloe spoke about the costs of desalinazation of sea 
water . 

On motion of Commissioner Lee, seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, 
Resolution No. 88-0191 was unanimously adopted. 

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88-095 



Public Hearing 

Resolution No. 88-0192 — Adopting a schedule of penalties for water 
use in excess of allotment. 

Mr. Vasconcellos said that excess use charges will be the primary 
means of enforcing the water rationing program. All customers will 
have one billing period to adjust to their allotments which were 
mailed May 20, 1988. As part of the application of penalties for 
suburban customers, banking of water wilT be allowed with a one 
month carryover with no deficits or borrowing from future months. 
The rationing plan allows for growth if customers adopt controls on 
landscape use. 

Commissioner Lee expressed concern about assessing penalties based 
upon the percentage the customer is over their allotment rather than 
the quantity, or gallons, used over the allotment. He said that 
such a change would be fairer to those people who conserve water. 

Mr. Cooney replied that the rate agreement with the suburbs requires 
that the department apply the same adjustment to its resale 
customers as it does to the City customers. In the case of the 
suburbs or other large users, a few gallons over their allotment 
does not have the same significance to the user as it would to 
residential customers. Such a system would require extensive 
proration schedules. 

The public hearing was opened. 

Mr. James Hirsch, owner of an apartment house, stated that the 
program assumes that the penalties will encourage water 
conservation. In apartment houses, a third party - the landlord, 
pays the penalty and cannot pass that cost through to the tenants. 
He suggested that the Commission suspend penalty charges to third 
party customers until the Board of Supervisors and Rent 
Stabilization Board allow the charge to be passed through to the 
tenants. 

Mr. John C. Carney, owner of 4-5 properties, expressed concern about 
small water users who use above their allotment by one unit which is 
a high percentage of their allotment. 

Mr. Vasconcellos replied that the computer will automatically 
subtract one unit before calculation of penalties. 

Mr. Grant Channell, manager of a 22 unit apartment building, said 
that penalties are the same as a new tax since the amount of water 
used by tenants cannot be controlled. 

Mr. Thomas Frutchey, representing the City of Mountain View, 
suggested a system of banking with an annual balancing of the 
account and a refund for any excess penalties paid. He expressed 
concern about the exception program and wanted details as to how it 
would work in the areas of economic hardship and growth. As a 
contractual city, he expressed concern about the usage level at 
which penalties go into effect. 

He said that the major way to achieve the goal should be through 
cooperation rather than penalties. 

Mr. Michael Abramson urged that the department look at an annual 
program of penalties with full banking and full cooperation if 
people choose to use more in one month and cutback in succeeding 
months . 



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Mr. Leroy Watson asked if consideration would be given for temporary 
occupants of a home. President Flynn replied that the form 
circulated with the allotment notice should be completed and 
submitted to the Water Department. 

Commissioner Toupin stated that the arguments made by apartment 
owners have a conservation tone to them. He moved approval of the 
resolution with the amendment that the Commission recommend to the 
Rent Stabilization Board that it consider the conservation potential 
of permitting the passing on of penalties- to the users of the water 
during this period of rationing. Commissioner Lee seconded the 
motion and expressed his reservations regarding the schedule based 
upon percentage over allotment, but the bottom line, he said, is 
water conservation. Resolution No. 88-0192 was unanimously adopted. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 7:35 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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Art Agnos 
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REGULAR MEETING 

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June 14, 1988 

COMMISSIONERS 

H. Welton Flynn, President 

Arthur V. Toupin, Vice President 

Jeffrey Lee 

Sherri Chiesa 

Rodel E. Rodis 



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Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:10 P.M. 



Present: President H. Welton Flynn, Vice President Arthur V. 

Toupin, Commissioner Jeffrey Lee, Commissioner Rodel E. 
Rodis 



Excused: Commissioner Sherri Chiesa 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of May 24, 1988 and special meeting of May 24, 1988 were 
approved. 

RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0193 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of 
Finance to apply for, accept, and expend 
$13,349,897 of federal capital assistance and 
required state and regional local match funds to 
implement the Market Street Transit Thoroughfare 
and F-MARKET Streetcar Line. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0194 MR Approving Municipal Railway Revolving Fund Direct 

Payments in the amount of $136,419.25 for the month 
of May, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0195 MR Approving Municipal Railway compromise settlements 
Month of May 1988, total amount billed: $3,352.20 
total compromise settlement: $2,946.54 and 
approving collections Month of May 1988, amount of 
$24,519.66 for payment from miscellaneous debtors, 
per lists dated May 31, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



88-099 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0196 HH Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 

Contract No. 786, Replace and Paint Trolley Poles - 
California Street, Columbus Avenue, Hayes Street 
and Union Street, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Debit Contract Modification No. 2 in the 
amount of $2,833.15; and authorizing final payment 
in the amount of $13,540.40 to the Contractor, 
Abbett Electric Corporation. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0197 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract 
No. WD-2011, Repaving of Street and Sidewalk 
Openings for the San Francisco Water Department for 
the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1989 in the amount 
of $1,397,450 to Stacy & Witbeck, Inc., West Bay 
and Nationwide, A Joint Venture, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0198 HH Authorizing transfer of funds in the amount of 
$172,655 from Repair and Replace Manholes to 
Market Street Underground Control Centers - Repair 
and Replace Lighting Equipment; and awarding Hetch 
Hetchy Contract No. HH-788, Market Street 
Underground Control Centers - Repair and Replace 
Lighting Equipment, in the amount of $391,000 to 
Kingston Associates, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0199 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 

execute a no-additional cost contract modification 
to extend the term of the contract with Raymond 
Brooks Engineering to June 30, 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0200 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 

modify its professional services contract with John 
Nimmons and Associates with a no-cost time 
extension to December 31, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 

88-100 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0201 BLHP Authorizing the Bureau of Light, Heat and Power to 
execute Amendment No. 1 to the July 1, 1987 
agreement with Kingston Contracting, Inc., for 
Maintenance, Repair and Alterations of City-owned 
Street Lighting Systems, increasing the limit of 
payment from $521,325 to $1,271,325 through June 
30, 1989; and extending the term of the contract 
for a period of 12 months through June 30, 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0202 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Water Department Contract No. WD-1978, 48-Inch 
Steel Main Installation in Peabody Street, Leland 
Avenue, Ruthland Street and Tucker Avenue from the 
South City Limits to Delta Street. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0203 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Water Department Contract No. WD-2016, Sunol 
Valley Water Treatment Plant - Sludge Scraper 
Replacement . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0204 WD Requesting the Controller to transfer funds in the 
amount of $12,500 from San Francisco Water 
Department completed project - Install Flow Meters 
to Alameda Creek, Diversion Dam Spillway - Concrete 
Repairs; and awarding San Francisco Water 
Department Contract No. WD-1999, Alameda Creek, 
Diversion Dam Spillway - Concrete Repairs, in the 
amount of $64,200 to Stacy and Witbeck, Inc., as 
the lowest responsive bidder, and rejecting all 
other bids for the work. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



88-101 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0205 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-1992R, 8-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation in Gilman Avenue 
from Fitch Street to 235 Feet East of Early Street 
to Mendell Street, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Debit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $1,026.44; and authorizing final payment 
in the amount of $7,329.77 to the Contractor, 
Clarke Construction Co. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0206 GM Expressing sincere appreciation to Charna E. Staten 
for her many contributions as a Member of the 
Public Utilities Commission and for her dedicated 
service to the people of the City and County of San 
Francisco . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0207 GM Expressing sincere appreciation to Mark W. Buell 
for his many contributions as a Member of the 
Public Utilities Commission and for his dedicated 
service to the people of the City and County of San 
Francisco . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0208 GM Requesting the Board of Supervisors' approval to 

contract with a security firm for the provision of 
security personnel for the period of July 1, 1988 
to June 30, 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0209 GM Endorsing the concept of a transit shelter 

advertising program and public art enhancement 
program on Market Street; and authorizing staff to 
explore this program proposal with the City 
Planning Department, City Planning Commission, Art 
Commission, and Gannett Outdoor Company, Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 

88-102 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0210 GM Adopting a policy against the use of slurs by City 
officials and employees. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0211 WD Approving application of the methodology contained 
in the approved rationing plan of reducing inside 
water use by 10% and outside water use by 60% to 
determine water allocations for San Jose and Santa 
Clara. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

•0212 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway General Manager 
to expend a total of $49,590 for the Railway's 
1988-1989 Employee Awards Program. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0213 MR Accepting two display cases as a gift from the 

Market Street Railway Company, for the display of 
historical transit-related items in furtherance of 
a better understanding of public transit in San 
Francisco . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0214 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to expend $180,000 for administration of the 
Transit Shelter Program in fiscal year 1988-89. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



88-103 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0215 CC Granting a moratorium on grazing leases for at 
least six months commencing from May 1, 1988 
through October 31, 1988; suspending collection of 
rent during the moratorium; and authorizing the 
General Manager of Public Utilities to execute two 
(2) year extensions of those leases subject to the 
moratorium. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0216 E Requesting the Controller to transfer funds in the 
amount of $50,934 from completed project - 
Calaveras Outlet Tower to Lower Crystal Springs 
Reservoir - Tower and Tunnel Rehabilitation; and 
awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract 
No. WD-1983, Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir - 
Tower and Tunnel Rehabilitation, in the amount of 
$164,369 to Valentine Corporation, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0217 PT Honoring and commending Blossom Grove for 17 years 
of dedicated service to the people of the City of 
San Francisco; extending its best wishes to Blossom 
Grove and her family for good health and happiness 
in the future. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin Lee, Rodis 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Rodis, the following 

resolution was adopted: 

88-0218 FM Recommending that the City General Fund be 
reimbursed in the amount of $5,289,319 from 
collected Transit Impact Development Fees for 
qualified expenses related to the expansion of MUNI 
Railway service in the downtown area at peak 
service hours, and related legal and administrative 
costs incurred from FY 81/82 through FY 87/88. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



88-104 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0219 MIS Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into a contractual services agreement 
modification with Cahill and Associates for a 
period not to exceed one year and $100,000, to 
provide computer programming services to convert 
the PUC ' s accounting system and to modify the Water 
Billing System. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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New Business 



President Flynn requested information on the recent derailments 
reported in the press. Mr. William G. Stead, General Manager, 
Municipal Railway, replied that there is a continuing problem with 
derailments due to the middle truck on the light rail vehicle (LRV) 
being lighter in weight than the two end trucks. The middle truck 
which is not motorized, tends to derail at some of the older 
switches. There are several programs to upgrade the switches. 
Operating instructions are in place limiting speed over the 
switches. If the rules are violated, appropriate action is taken. 

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Report of the General Manager 

Graffiti 

Mr. Dean W. Coffey, General Manager of Public Utilities, stated that 
the increase in graffiti and crime on Municipal Railway buses and 
LRVs is getting to the point where we will have to address it by 
some type of uniformed officer on the vehicle. Staff is working 
with the Police Department and the PUC's Protective Service to 
develop a plan to present to the Commission. 

Water Rates 

Mr. Coffey reported that the Board of Supervisors approved the water 
rates and penalties package. He said that staff agreed to draft a 
"sunset" clause and present it to the Commission to require review 
of the rate at the end of the drought or by May 31, 1989. 

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Public Hearing — Resolution No. 88-0193 — Authorizing the 
Assistant General Manager of Finance to apply for, accept, and 
expend $13,349,897 of federal capital assistance and required state 
and regional local match funds to implement the Market Street 
Transit Thoroughfare and F-MARKET Streetcar Line. 

Mr. Edward Harrington, Acting Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
stated that this grant is part of a package of funds that will 
create a new Market Street and F-Market line from Castro Street to 
The Embarcadero. The funding and the work will happen in stages. 
This grant will allow the City to finish construction on the portion 
from Fremont to Third Street and from Eight Street to Twelfth Street 

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It will also allow for engineering work for the portion from Fremont 
to The Embarcadero and from Twelfth Street to Castro, and for the 
start of rehabilitation work on the presidential (PCC) cars needed 
to make these runs. 

President Flynn opened the meeting for public comments. There being 
none, the public hearing was closed. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Lee, 
Resolution No. 88-0193 was adopted. 

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Resolution No. 88-0209 — Endorsing the concept of a transit shelter 
advertising program and public art enhancement program on Market 
Street. 

Mr. Douglas Wright, Director of Planning and Development, PUC , 
stated that the Market Street Thoroughfare Project set aside 
$350,000 for a public art program on Market Street. The Transit 
Shelter Program requires Gannett Outdoor, the contractor, to erect 
approximately 30 shelters on Market Street. Under the current 
planning code, advertising would not be allowed. It is proposed 
that the Art Commission develop a public art program for Market 
Street in conjunction with the Beautif ication Plan using Gannett 
Outdoor and foundation monies. The proposal calls for modifying the 
Gannett Outdoor contract to provide funds for continued maintenance 
of the art. The action before the Commission today would endorse 
the proposal and direct staff to initiate the program with the 
agencies involved. 

Commissioner Toupin said that the issue of graffiti should be faced 
before the program begins. Consideration should be given to such 
things as the choice of art, and placement so that it would be out 
of reach. He moved approval of the resolution with the caveat that 
the issue of graffiti be addressed. Commissioner Rodis seconded. 

Mr. Bernard Averbuch, Executive Director of the Market Street 
Development Association, spoke in support of the project. He said 
that the Association has set a goal of raising $1 million for art on 
Market Street and is also involved in helping to clean graffiti on 
art work already in place. Ms. Carolyn Diamond, also representing 
the Association, spoke in favor of modifying the Planning Code to 
allow advertising on Market Street. 

Ms. Claire Isaacs, Director of the Art Commission, spoke in favor of 
the project. 

Mr. Julius Zamacona opposed shelters in the Excelsior District and 
said that they were full of graffiti and many had broken seats. 

President Flynn directed the Municipal Railway to investigate the 
allegations and to report to the Commission at the next meeting. 

On the question, the resolution was unanimously adopted. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: 3:20 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 

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Art Agnos 
Mayor 

-^ SPECIAL MEETING 

Room 1194, State Office Building 
350 McAllister Street 

5 :30 P.M. 

^ June 21, 1988 

COMMISSIONERS 

H. Welton Flynn, President 

Arthur V. Toupin, Vice President 

Jeffrey Lee 

Sherri Chiesa 

Rodel E. Rodis 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 5:40 P.M. 



Present: President H. Welton Flynn, Vice President Arthur V. 

Toupin, Commissioner Jeffrey Lee, Commissioner Sherri 
Chiesa, Commissioner Rodel E. Rodis 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 

RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by 
Commissioner Rodis, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

88-0220 MR Modifying the Schedule of Rates, Fares and Charges 
of the San Francisco Municipal Railway. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodel 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Public Hearing 

To consider modification of the Schedule of Rates, Fares and Charges 
of the San Francisco Municipal Railway. 

Mr. Edward Harrington, Acting Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
PUC, described the fare increase proposal in detail. A copy of the 
proposal is on file with these minutes. He said that the Mayor's 
recommended budget is $231.8 million, a reduction of $6.2 million 
from last year. At the same time, general fund support will be 
reduced $11.5 million. The reduction will be balanced by a $7.5 
million fare increase and a $4 million reduction in service. To 
reduce costs, the Municipal Railway will cut positions throughout 
the organization. Middle and senior management will be cut an 
average of 10 percent, while support and production staff will be 
cut 5 percent. Service reductions will be considered by the 
Commission at a separate meeting. 

The proposed fares are as follows: 

Current Proposed 
Adult single ride 75jzf 85d 

Adult Fast Pass $25.00/mo. $28.00/mo. 

Senior/handicapped single ride 15^ 25£ 

Senior/handicapped Fast Pass $ 4.50/mo. $ 6.00/mo. 

Youth single ride 25£ 25j£ 

Youth Fast Pass $ 5.00/mo. $ 6.00/mo. 



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Cable Car adult 

Cable Car senior/handicapped 

Cable Car youth 

Cable Car Day Pass 

Three Day Pass 

Special Events (round trip) 
Adult 

Adult Fast Pass plus 
Youth, Senior, Handicapped 
Youth Fast Pass plus 



$ 1 



$ 5 



50 


$ 2.00 


15i2f 


25*f 


75jzf 


$ 1.00 


00 


S 6.00 



none 



ii 3.00 
!i 1.00 
!J 2.00 

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President Flynn opened the public hearing. 

Mr. Winton Jones opposed the senior increase. 

Ms. JoAnne Hahn suggested a limited income Fast Pass. 

Mr. Norman Rolfe, representing San Francisco Tomorrow, suggested 
no increases until parking rates are increased and there are more 
restrictions on automobiles. 

Mr. Kenneth Farmer questioned basing an increase in fares on 
national fare averages. 

Mr. Arnold Galleyos suggested that commuters be increased before 
residents are increased. 

Ms. G. C. Smith opposed any fare increase. 

Mr. Keith Halperin questioned the expected drop in ridership of 
3-4 percent as being low. 

Ms. Margaret Olesen suggested a use fee for out-of-town cars and 
an increase in downtown taxes. 

Ms. Jane Cutter, a member of All Peoples Congress, Committee 
Against Budget Cuts, suggested taxing businesses. 

Mr. Richard Becker, a member of All People Congress, Committee 
Against Budget Cuts, said that corporations are paying nothing, 
the public is subsidizing the 67 percent of costs not covered by 
the fare. 

Mr. Bruce Baginski, from the Committee Against Budget Cuts, spoke 
against increases. 

Ms. Graciela Estrada spoke against the 85^ fare and the current 
transfer system. 

Mr. Gerald Kucmenenko said that fares should be decreased. 

Mr. Walter O'Donnell, representing South of Market District 
Council, said that the percentage increase is out of proportion 
for different types of riders. 

Mr. Phillip Seronick spoke in behalf of low income people, senior 
and handicapped riders. He suggested raising the fines for cars 
parked in the bus stop zone. 



88-109 



Mr. Andrew Nash, representing San Francisco Tomorrow, 
Transportation Committee, suggested investigating new stable 
funding sources for transit. 

Mr. C. Thompson complained about current service, especially late 
night service, and said that an increase would mean paying more 
for less. He suggested increasing fines for parking in bus zones 
to $50 or $100 and posting the amount of the fine at each bus 
stop. 

Mr. S. Levin said that it is not equitable to have both service 
cuts and fare increases. 

Ms. Anne Fibush suggested a one-year Fast Pass and that the Muni 
use the advance revenue as an investment which would earn 
interest . 

Ms. Maria Pinto spoke in behalf of others who cannot pay more. 

Mr. Jim Barton suggested pursuing a gas tax and improving service 
to get people out of their cars and onto transit. 

Ms. Erma Brim spoke in behalf of handicapped children and adults 
and suggested increasing the pass to $4.75 or $5.00 rather than 
the $6.00 proposed. 

Mr. David Pilpel suggested keeping fares at their current level 
if more money becomes available through the tax increases being 
proposed by the Mayor. Also, he said that revenue from traffic 
citations issued by Municipal Railway employees should be 
returned to Muni. 

Mr. Clay pointed out that the highest percentage increases are 
for disabled, seniors and children. He suggested a free fare 
for seniors. 

Mr. Paul Greenberg, of the Committee Against Budget Cuts, said 
that there were few notices on buses regarding this hearing. He 
said that people should organize to stop the fare increase and 
make the corporations pay. 

Mr. Ray Druian opposed the idea of different fares for residents 
and non-residents. 

Ms. Kimke Bermudez spoke in support of people on fixed incomes 
and children. 

Mr. Brian Brackney suggested increasing cable car and ball park 

fares and a five-day grace period on all Fast Passes. Also, he 

suggested a $1.00 fare with a $30.00 Fast Pass and no increase 
for disabled people. 

Mr. Ron Holladay of All Peoples Congress, said that transit 
should be free. 

Mr. C. Thompson suggested using the money from the remodeling of 
Market Street to balance the budget. 

Mr. Herbert Weiner said that since other City services are no 
longer scheduled to be cut, maybe Muni does not need to cut 
service and increase fares. He suggested a fundraiser to raise 
money or selling municipal bonds. 



88-110 



Ms. JoArme Hahn suggested advertising six weeks in advance of 
meetings to raise fares. 

Other speakers suggested that inspectors issue tickets at night 
for parking in bus zones in areas like Union Street and that 
signs noticing meetings be better displayed on buses. 

The public hearing was closed. 

Commissioner Rodis requested that staff look into the concept of 
providing a limited income pass. 

President Flynn suggested raising the ball park fare so that 
seniors, handicapped and youths are not subsidizing that 
service. He supported holding the youth fare at its present 
level and offsetting the anticipated additional revenue by 
raising the ballpark fare. 

Commissioner Chiesa suggested freezing the senior and handicapped 
fares and raising the cable car fare to $2.50. 

President Flynn pointed out that a $2.50 cable car fare would be 
sufficient to cover maintaining the student fare as well. 

Commissioner Toupin suggested recommending that the Board of 
Supervisors increase the penalty for parking in bus zones and 
post the cost on bus stop corners. 

Commissioner Lee suggested that bus zones be designated as tow 
away zones. 

Mr. Krueger, Utilities General Counsel, said that his office 
would prepare the necessary legislation. 

Commissioner Toupin moved to approve the proposed increase with 
the following exceptions: remove increases for seniors, 
handicapped and youth fares, increase the cable car fare to $2.50 
and authorize staff to adjust other factors as necessary. 
Resolution No. 88-0220, as modified, was unanimously adopted. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WITH ADJOURNED: 8:40 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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Mayor 

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Room 282, City Hall 

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June 28, 1988 

COMMISSIONERS 

H. Welton Flynn, President 

Arthur V. Toupin, Vice President 

Jeffrey Lee 

Sherri Chiesa 

Rodel E. Rodis 



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Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



88-112 



Call to Order: 2:15 P.M. 

Present: President H. Welton Flynn, Vice President Arthur V. 

Toupin, Commissioner Jeffrey Lee, Commissioner Sherri 
Chiesa, Commissioner Rodel E. Rodis 

On motion of Lee, seconded by Rodis, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of June 14, 1988 were approved. 

RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0221 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared and 
recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call for 
Water Department Contract No. WD-1985, Crystal Springs 
and San Andreas Reservoirs, Tower and Tunnel Lighting. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0222 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Water Department Contract No. WD-1994, 8-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation in Bush Street between 
Octavia Street and Mason Street. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0223 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-1003, Presidio 
Facility - Roof Repair. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0224 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No 
WD-1993, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Fulton Street between Fillmore Street and Franklin 
Street, in the net amount of $3242,251, to Uniacke 
Construction, Inc. and Vickers Concrete Sawing, A 
Joint Venture, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 
88-113 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0225 MR Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-990, 

Cable Car System - Crowd Control at Terminals, in 
the amount of $62,369, to Valentine Corporation, 
Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0226 BLHP Approving the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency's 
proposal for street lighting construction in the 
Rincon Point - South Beach Area. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0227 BLHP Approving the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency's 
proposal for street lighting construction in the 
Morgan Heights Condominium Development - Hunters 
Point Area. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0228 FM Approving the purchase of one new band printer and 
one reconditioned laser printer, and requesting the 
Controller to approve the transfer of funds for 
these purchases. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0229 WD Authorizing the Director of Property to proceed 
with necessary legislation for enactment by the 
Board of Supervisors to grant the exchange of lands 
between the City of Colma and the San Francisco 
Water Department. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



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On motion of Lee, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0230 WD Designating Tuesday, July 26, 1988 at 2:00 p.m., in 
Room 282, City Hall, San Francisco as the date, 
time and place for a public hearing for considering 
the addition of a sunset clause to the rate 
increases adopted on May 24, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

883-0231 HH Approving participation with the California Urban 
Water Agencies in the publication of a paper 
describing our various responses to the current 
drought . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0232 FM Reaffirming the Municipal Railway policy of 

non-acceptance of paper currency in Muni fareboxes 
and Metro Station faregates; and authorizing staff 
to develop a plan for use of transit tokens and 
other alternatives to cash fares, for presentation 
to the Public Utilities Commission. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

88-0233 CC Settling the litigation entitled Adams v. City, 
Superior Court No. 795-604, and Guler v. City, 
Superior Court No. 870-913. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Resolution No. 88-0232 -- Reaffirming the Municipal Railway policy 
of non-acceptance of paper currency in Muni fareboxes and Metro 
Station faregates; and authorizing staff to develop a plan for use 
of transit tokens and other alternatives to cash fares. 

Mr. Edward Harrington, Acting Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
stated that staff is looking at a farebox system which will accept 
paper money. The system will cost approximately $6 million. Also, 



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staff is looking at the use of tokens which would allow for 
continued payment in coin and for implementation of a discount for 
rides between the single ride and the Fast Pass. 

Commissioner Toupin expressed the opinion that the public should be 
able to use paper currency if they choose. An inexpensive box is 
all that is needed. Mr. William Stead, General Manager, Municipal 
Railway, replied that staff would analyze the cost of collecting 
paper money and report to the Commission. 

Mr. Robert Pender suggested that the public be allowed to comment on 
these proposals. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Lee, 
Resolution No. 88-0232 was unanimously adopted. 

At 2:45 P.M. the meeting was recessed to an executive session on an 
attorney-client matter. 

At 3:00 P.M. the meeting was reconvened. 



Special Order of Business - 3:00 P.M . 

Item No. 13 — To consider authorizing the Municipal Railway to 
reduce service, discontinue and change routes as necessary. 

President Flynn announced that the Commission would receive public 
comments today and would take the matter under submission for 
decision at a special meeting Tuesday, July 5, 1988, at 3:00 P.M., 
in Room 282, City Hall. 

Mr. Stead described the service cuts as necessary to balance the 
budget. The proposal will cut one of every 25 service hours, one of 
every 22 operators, one of 20 maintenance persons, one of every 12 
first line supervisors and one of every 10 managers. 

At 3:15 P.M. the meeting was recessed for the purpose of relocating 
to the Chambers of the Board of Supervisors due to the large number 
of people in attendance. 

At 3:35 P.M. the meeting was reconvened. 

Mr. Peter Straus, Director of Planning, Municipal Railway, used 
route maps to describe each route proposed for change. 

President Flynn opened the meeting for public comments. 

The following persons spoke in opposition to the proposal: 

Mr. Robert Pender, Vice President Park Merced Residents Organization 



Mrs. Alvirda Boone 
Ms. Marian Swartzburg 
M. Wanerman 
Ms. Frances Zander 
Ms. Kinike Bermudez 
Mr. Walter O'Donnell 
Mr. Archie Brown 
Mr. Norman Rolfe 
Damitz Mehular 
Ms. Elaine McFate 
Ms. Jackie Sachs 
M. H. Stevens 
Mr. Robert Monaco 



435 - 27th Avenue 

675 - 37th Avenue 

751 - 36th Avenue 

4210 Balboa Street 

467 - 34th Avenue 

1018 Mission Street 

Communist Party of San Francisco 

San Francisco Tomorrow 

310 Arballo Drive 

187 Melrose Avenue 

1570 Sutter Stret 

Mercy Terrace 

419 Font Boulevard 



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Mr. Arnold Martin 

Mr. Bruce Baginski 

Ms. Jane Cutter 

Mr. Ted Dawn 

Mrs. Arthur Konrad 

Mr. Charles Brown 

Ms. A. M. Schreiber 

Mr. Richard Marshall 

Ms. Isabel Neves 

Ms. Dorothy McMillan 

Ms. Marjorie Pierson 

Ms. Nancy Katz 

Mr. Michael Rouz 

Ms. Mary Erckenbrack 

Ms. Gail Moeller 

Ms. Joyce Hall 

Ms. Marian Morrissey 

Mr. Julius Zamacoma 

Mr. Richard Becker 

Mr. Philip Hoffman 

Mr. Ken Farmer 

Ms. Margaret Olesen 

Mr. David Spero 

Ms. Sue Ellen Scheppke 

Ms. Gail Induik 

Mr. Robert Schmid 

Mr. Edward Baker 

Ms. Eleanor Leffers 

Ms. J. Clydia Wong 

Ms. Bertha Jenkinson 

Mr. Jerry Grace 

Mr. David Pilpel 

Ms. Johanna Chandler 

Mr. Herbert Weiner 

Ms. Gloria La Riva 



775 Post Street 

600 - 24th Avenue 

Committee Against Budget Cuts 

1947 McAllister Street 

2114 Wawona Street 

625 Sawyer Street 

329 - 6th Avenue 

150 Franklin Street 

Mission Terrace Improvement Club 

1885 Pine Street 

428B Union Street 

Telegraph Hill Dwellers 

State Public Utilities Commission 

Telegraph Hill Dwellers 

2976 - 26th Street 

Visitacion Valley Improvement Assn, 

1477 Chestnut Street 

63 San Juan Avenue 

All Peoples Congress 

2560 Polk Street 

1340 Florida Street 
North Mission Association 
2127 Fillmore Street 
99 Coleridge Street 
3080 Jackson Street 
Sunset West Portal Council 
2770 Lombard Street 
Sunset West Portal Council 
504 Valencia Street 
Emeryville, Ca . 
383 Crestlake Drive 
2645 Van Ness Avenue 
1210 - 8th Avenue 
Workers World Party 



After the Commission received further comments from individuals who 
had not signed speakers cards the President closed the public 
comment per iod . 

Commissioner Rodis requested the following information before the 
next meeting: 1) cost savings for each route; 2) the amount of the 
savings from the $2.50 cable car fare not offset by retaining 
current discount fares; and 3) the amount spent on graffiti and the 
effect of using that money to reduce service cuts. 



President Flynn continued this matter to Tuesday, July 5, 19i 
3:00 P.M., in Room 282 City Hall. 



8, at 



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ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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^PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

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/ 

Art Agnos 
Mayor 

SPECIAL MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

3:00 P.M. 

July 5, 1988 

COMMISSIONERS 

H. Welton Flynn, President 

Arthur V. Toupin, Vice President 

Jeffrey Lee 

Sherri Chiesa 

Rodel E. Rodis 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 3:10 P.M. 



Present: President H. Welton Flynn, Vice President Arthur V. 

Toupin, Commissioner Sherri Chiesa, Commissioner Rodel E 
Rodis 



Excused: Commissioner Jeffrey Lee 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



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Item No. 3 — To consider authorizing the Municipal Railway to reduce 
service, discontinue and change routes as necessary; and requesting 
the Board of Supervisors not to disapprove the changes. (Continued 
from the meeting of June 28, 1988.) 

Commissioner Chiesa stated that she received a copy of a letter to 
the General Manager from the Transport Workers Union, Local 250A, 
alleging that the union had not had a chance to meet and confer on 
the matter of service reductions as provided for in the Memorandum of 
Understanding (MOU) . 

Commissioner Chiesa moved to defer action on this matter until the 
terms of -the MOU had been carried out. 

President Flynn asked staff to respond. Mr. William G. Stead, 
General Manager, Municipal Railway, stated that on March 29, 1988 
management met with the union and provided them with all of the 
material on the five levels of service cuts under consideration. 
Comments were solicited from the union. This was the same package 
that went to the Commission and to the Mayor. A second meeting was 
held April 26, 1988 and the material was discussed in detail. On 
June 27, 1988 a letter was received from the union stating that they 
received the package after the five public meetings. The union 
received the package at the same time the Commissioners received 
theirs. Mr. Stead said that on the afternoon of July 1, 1988, he 
received a letter from the union stating that they had received their 
package that morning. He pointed out that this was the same time the 
package was sent to the Commission. He said that throughout the 
process management kept "the union informed as changes occurred. 
Management did not receive a response from the union. 

Mr. Bobbie Brown, President, Transport Workers Union, Local 250A, 
said that the union did meet with management on March 29, 1988. 
However, the General Manager said that at that time he did not know 
what the Mayor would do with the proposals and that nothing was 
final. The union was waiting to find out what the whole package 
would be so that they would have something to talk about. Mr. Brown 
said that the union never received a letter soliciting their response 
to the service cuts. 

President Flynn seconded the motion not to hear the item now. On the 
question to continue the item, the vote was unanimous. 



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President Flynn directed staff to meet with the union prior to July 
7, 1988 at 8:00 A.M. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS RECESSED UNTIL 8:00 A.M., July 7, 1988 
3:36 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 






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CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

RECESSED MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

8:00 A.M. 

.July 7, 1988 

COMMISSIONERS 

H. Welton Flynn, President 

Arthur V. Toupin, Vice President 

Jeffrey Lee 

Sherri Chiesa 

Rodel E. Rodis 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Reconvened: 8:10 A.M. 



Present: President H. Welton Flynn, Vice President Arthur V. 

Toupin, Commissioner Sherri Chiesa, Commissioner Rodel E. 
Rodis 

Excused: Commissioner Jeffrey Lee 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secreary of the 
Public Utilities Commission. 

RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0234 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to reduce service, 
discontinue and change routes as necessary; and 
requesting the Board of Supervisors not to disapprove 
the change. 

VOTE: Ayes - .Flynn, Toupin, Chiesa, Rodis 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

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Resolution No. 88-0234 — Authorizing the Municipal Railway to reduce 
service, discontinue and change routes as necessary; and requesting 
the Board of Supervisors not to disapprove the changes. (Continued 
from meetings of July 5, 1988 and June 28, 1988.) 

Mr. George Newkirk, Director of Labor Relations, Municipal Railway, 
reported that staff met and conferred with the union as directed. A 
copy of the memorandum summarizing the meeting is on file with these 
minutes . 

President Flynn pointed out that many of the issues raised during the 
meet and confer session with the union are not matters which are 
presently before the Commission. 

Mr. Lawrence Martin, International Representative, Transport Workers 
Union, replied that under the provisions of the MOU the union may 
present alternatives to management's proposals. He spoke in favor of 
laying off part-time, temporary and non-civil service personnel 
before full-time permanent personnel. He suggested using the $5 
million which was refunded to the general fund from the Transit 
Impact Development Fee to cover the budget shortfall in place of 
service reductions. 

With respect to the riders of the 17 EXPRESS Line who did not want 
feeder service to Balboa Park BART station instead of Daly City BART 
station, Commissioner Rodis suggested that staff look into allowing 
use of the Fast Pass from the Daly City BART station. Mr. Peter 
Straus, Director of Planning, Municipal Railway, replied that Daly 
City is the most heavily used BART station outside of downtown. 



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If the Fast Pass were available it would be used by San Mateo 
residents more than by San Francisco residents. San Mateo County is 
not part of the BART district. He pointed out that access to trains 
at Balboa Park is easier than at Daly City. 

President Flynn asked staff to look at a sunset clause for Municipal 
Railway fares. 

Commissioner Rodis inquired as to whether the action by the Finance 
Committee of the Board of Supervisors to reduce the cable car fare by 
50 cents caused a budget shortfall in addition to using $700,000 
which was anticipated in the fare package, but uncommitted. Mr. 
Edward Harrington, Acting Assistant General Manager, Finance, replied 
that the Finance Committee added $300,000 from the general fund to 
cover the shortfall. He said that there are no excess funds 
available from the fare package. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, 
Resolution No. 88-0234 was unanimously adopted. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 9:05 A.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 
Room 282, City Hall 
2 :00 P.M. 
^July 12, 1988 

COMMISSIONERS 

H. Welton Flynn, President 

Arthur V. Toupin, Vice President 

Jeffrey Lee 

Sherri Chiesa 

Rodel E. Rodis 

DEPARTMENTS BUREAUS 

Hetch Hetchy Project Claims and Contracts 

Municipal Railway Energy Conservation 

Water Department Engineering and 

Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 

BUC L1BKAHV 



Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 

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Call to Order: 2:08 P.M. 

Present: President H. Welton Flynn, Vice President Arthur V. 

Toupin, Commissioner Sherri Chiesa, Commissioner Rodel E. 
Rodis 

Excused: Commissioner Jeffrey Lee 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the Minutes of the Special 
Meeting of June 21 were approved; and on motion of Toupin, seconded 
by Rodis, the Minutes of the regular meeting of June 28, 1988 were 
approved . 

RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0235 MR Reguesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
£412,500. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0236 MR Approving compromise settlements in the amount of 
^2,859.04 and collections in the amount of 
$17,742.47, for payment of damage claims which the 
Municipal Railway has against miscellaneous debtors 
for the month of June, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0237 MR Awarding San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract No. 
MR-877, Handicapped Loading Platforms, Junipero Serra 
Boulevard and Ocean Avenue, Balboa Park Station near 
Geneva Avenue, in the amount of $127,769 to Valentine 
Corporation, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Chiesa, Rodis 



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On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0238 MR Approving Contract Modification No. 2, increasing 

Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-862, Geneva Carbarn 
Improvements, by an amount of $12,985.88, and 
increasing the contract completion time allowance by 
60 calendar days from the date of the notice of 
certification, Erbentraut & Summers, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0239 HH Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy Water 
and Power Contract No. HH-769, Hetch Hetchy Fire 
Protection System, as satisfactorily completed; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $19,250,17 
to American Fire Systems, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0240 BLHP Recommending Board of Supervisors' approval of the 
Mayor's Supplemental Budget reguest restoring the 
position of one 5350 Electrical Engineering Assistant 
I to the Bureau of Light, Heat and Power budget. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0241 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute a contract with Robert A. Funk, Civil 
Engineer, in an amount not to exceed $3,875, to 
provide 40 hours of training for up to 14 Hetch 
Hetchy employees, to prepare them for the California 
Water Treatment Plant Operator, Grade I examination. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0242 GM Approving the MUNI Metro Extension financing contract 
with the BART District, for the proposed extension 
linking the MUNI Metro subway to the China Basin 
area, and authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to take the steps necessary to execute the 
contract . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Chiesa, Rodis 



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On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0243 MR Granting authority to the General Manager of the 
Municipal Railway to execute standard City 
Purchasing Department forms P-345, Equipment 
Inventory Credit Request, in order to declare 
surplus and retire for sale 135 motor coaches. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Chiesa, Rodis 



88-0244 WD By Common Consent the following resolution was 
adopted : 

Commending Edward L. Fonseca on the occasion of his 
retirement, for his 38 years service to the Water 
Department and the City and County of San Francisco 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0245 E Authorizing Bid Call for San Francisco Water 

Department Contract No. WD-2000, San Andreas Water 
Treatment Plant Expansion. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Chiesa, Rodis 



88-0246 E Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to negotiate and execute a professional 
services contract with Woodward-Clyde Consultants, 
for an amount not to exceed $60,000, for a seismic 
study of the Stanford Heights Reservoir. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0247 FM Requesting the Controller to approve a transfer of 

surplus funds from the UMTA Bus Purchase Project (CA 
03-0264)": £65,000 to Fixed Charges (Object 140) and 
$200,000 to Other Contractual Services (Object 109). 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0248 FM Authorizing the Acting Assistant General Manager, 

Finance to execute a Professional Services Contract 
with Smith Dawson Associaties, Inc., for a period of 
one year to June 30, 1989 and for a total cost of 
$33,000, to serve as the PUC ' s federal agency 
liaison, advocate and advisor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Chiesa, Rodis 
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Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

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Report of the General Manager 

Water Issues 

Mr. Dean W. Coffey, General Manager of Public Utilities, requested 
two commissioners to work with staff on water issues. Commissioners 
Toupin and Chiesa volunteered. 

Transit Shelters 

Mr. Lou Lillian, Vice President and General Manager of Gannett 
Outdoor, stated that as of Friday there would be 300 shelters in 
place. Maintenance crews had been increased to 7 -- 3 daytime crews 
and 4 nightime crews. He said that the Mission area had been a 
problem area for graffiti. He reported that he had met with leaders 
of graffiti clubs and would be trying to underwrite a program for 
them, using billboards as an alternative for their graffiti. Also, 
he said that he had talked to the Conservation Corps and Delancey 
Street about backup crews for maintenance. Gannett Outdoor spent 
$5,600 last month in extra cleanings at $50 per call. He said that 
maintenance is a top priority of .the company because of the negative 
effect of dirty shelters on advertisers. 

President Flynn commended Mr. Lillian for his efforts to keep the 
shelters clean. 

Mr. Julius Zamacoma suggested billing the parents for graffiti 
cleanup caused by their children. 

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Resolution No. 88-0242 — Approving the Muni Metro Extension 
financing contract with the BART District. 

President Flynn requested a report from the Finance Bureau regarding 
the impact on the budget of BART reimbursing the City for its 
project costs. 

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Item No. 10 — Regarding the proposal not to include the purchase and 
operation of vans in the current fleet plan. 

Mr. Bruce Bernhard, Director of Strategic Planning, Municipal 
Railway, recommended that vans not be included in the fleet plan, 
except for the 89-LAGUNA HONDA shuttle. He cited only two routes on 
which peak period ridership could be accommodated by vans. If other 
routes were to use vans during midday and evenings the drivers would 
need to change to a larger vehicle for peak periods. This would be 
an added cost item. Also, the non-revenue repair shop would need a 
second shift or van maintenance would need to be performed by a 
private contractor. 

Commissioner Toupin expressed the view that due to such light loads 
during midday a small vehicle could be used more economically than a 
full-sized bus on many routes, and would also reduce noise and 
pollution. He requested that staff prepare an analysis which would: 



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1) identify light usage routes; 2) determine best type of vehicle 
based upon ridership; 3) determine whether a private operator could 
provide vehicles, service and maintenance for such routes; and 4) 
determine how rush hours could be handled, possibly by using 
part-time operators. With this information, it could be determined 
if the plan were cost-effective and workable. 

President Flynn requested that staff report to the Commission within 
30 days. 

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Public Comments 

Mr. Ray Antonio, representing Transport Workers Union, Local 250A, 
inquired about transferring funds in Item No. 15 ($265,000 surplus 
funds from UMTA Bus Purchase Project) to offset reductions in 
service . 

Mr. Edward Harrington, Acting Assistance General Manager, Finance, 
replied that the funds being transferred were for payment of bills 
already incurred. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:05 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 






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CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

SPECIAL MEETING 
Room 282, City Hall 

4 :00 P.M. 
s^ July 20, 1988 

COMMISSIONERS 

H. Welton Flynn, President 

Arthur V. Toupin, Vice President 

Jeffrey Lee 

Sherri Chiesa 

Rodel E. Rodis 



DC-I DEPT 

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DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 






Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Albina V. Arietta 
ACTING SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 4:10 P.M. 



Present: President H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner Rodel E. Rodis 

Excused: Vice President Arthur V. Toupin, Commissioner Jeffrey Lee 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0249 HH Rejecting the sole bid received on July 11, 1988 for 
Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Contract No. HH-797, 
Cherry-Eleanor Pump Station, and authorizing 
readvertisement of the contract under Hetch Hetchy 
Water and Power Contract No. HH-797R. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 

Copies of the above resolution are on file in the 
Office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:15P.M. 



ALBINA V. ARIETTA 
Acting Secretary 






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^PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2 :00 P.M. 



July 26, 1988 



COMMISSIONERS 

H. Welton Flynn, President 

Arthur V. Toupin, Vice President 

Jeffrey Lee 

Sherri Chiesa 

Rodel E. Rodis 



AUG 18 1983 



SAN FRANCISCO 
pi iri in i ioo a ,-,,, 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2 :08 P.M. 

Present: Commissioner Jeffrey Lee, Commissioner Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner Rodel E. Rodis 

Excused: President H. Welton Flynn, Vice President Arthur V. Toupin 

Commissioner Jeffrey Lee presided. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the Minutes of the Special 
Meetings of July 5 and July 7, and the Regular Meeting of July 12, 
1988 were approved. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0250 WD Designating June 30, 1989 as the termination date of 
the base rate increases for San Francisco Water 
Department's retail and wholesale customers approved 
on May 24, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0251 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts totaling 
$39,846, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of June, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0252 WD Approving collections in the amount of $2,580.09, 

which the San Francisco Water Department has against 
miscellaneous debtors for the months of April, May 
and June, 1988, and one write-off debt in the amount 
of $485.25. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0253 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2006, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
O'Farrell Street between Larkin Street and Grant 
Avenue . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 
88-133 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0254 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2027, Lower Crystal Springs Operational Plan - 
Footbridge Upgrade 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0255 HH Awarding Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Contract No. 
HH-792, Replace Streetlight Yard, in the amount of 
$524,443, to Berrios Construction Company, Inc., 
Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0256 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2003, Sunol Water Filtration Plant - Modifications 
to the Wash Water Pond and Sludge Drain System, in 
the amount of $93,000, to Stacy and Witbeck, West Bay 
and Nationwide, A Joint Venture, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0257 MR Awarding San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract No. 
MR-875, No. 14 Mission Line, between Main and Fourth 
Streets, Trolley Coach Overhead Reconstruction, in 
the amount of $2,089,200 to Kingston Constructors, 
Inc . , Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

1-0258 MR Accepting the work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. 828, Cable Car System Rehabilitation 
Program, as satisfactorily completed, and authorizing 
final payment in the amount of $4,450 to W. R. 
Thomason, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



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On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0259 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 

Water Department Contract No. WD-1976, 6-Inch Ductile 
Iron Main Installation in Francisco, Pfieffer and 
Other Streets, as satisfactorily completed; approving 
Debit Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
$858.30; and authorizing final payment in the amount 
of $20,847.46 to Vickers Concrete Sawing/Uniacke 
Construction, Inc., a Joint Venture. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0260 E Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 

Supervisors that the position of Class 5258, Senior 
Mechanical Engineer, Utilities Engineering Bureau, be 
filled immediately per Section 10, Subsection 7 of 
the Annual Appropriation Ordinance. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0261 WD Requesting the Controller to draw a warrant in favor 
of Transamerica Insurance Company, in the amount of 
$177,884.61, in full settlement of claim against the 
San Francisco Water Department arising from property 
damage sustained following a 12-inch water main break 
on Stockton Street near Broadway Street on August 26, 
1987. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0262 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to discontinue 

service on line 26-VALENCIA on Randall and Whitney 
Streets during the hours of operation before 9:00 
A.M. and after 8:00 P.M.; and requesting the Board of 
Supervisors not to disapprove the change. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

!-0263 MR Requesting Controller's concurrence in amendment of 
Rules and Regulations, Public Utilities Commission 
Revolving Funds; and requesting the Mayor to 
recommend to the Board of Supervisors an amendment to 
Chapter 10 of the San Francisco Municipal Code by 
amending Section 10.150, increasing the Municipal 
Railway Revolving Fund from $218,516 to $368,516. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 
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On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0264 WD Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Supplemental Appropriation in the 
amount of $4 million for construction of the 
expansion project at San Andreas Water Treatment 
Plant. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0265 WD Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Supplemental Appropriation in the 
amount of $2,402,024 to complete the replacement of 
Crystal Springs Pipeline #1 within the City limits. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0266 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Hetch Hetchy to 
negotiate and execute a professional services 
agreement with Leedshill-Herkenhof f , for an amount 
not to exceed $110,000, for a flow study of Mountain 
Tunnel . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0267 HH Authorizing the Hetch Hetchy General Manager to enter 
into a Facilities Charge Agreement with PG&E, on 
behalf of the California Academy of Sciences, to pay 
for installation of additional distribution 
facilities at the Steinhart Aquarium. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0268 E Commending Lynn E. Pio on the occasion of his 

retirement, for his 25 years of service to the City 
and County of San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



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On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0269 FM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to submit the list of Delinquent Payments of the 
Transit Impact Development Fee (effective June 30, 
1988) to the Board of Supervisors for their 
deliberation and action. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Cheisa, Rodis 



By common consent, the following resolution was 
adopted in executive session: 

88-0270 MR Settling the case of Mary Kay Stolz v. City And 

County of San Francisco, Superior Court No. 870-439. 

On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted in executive session: 

88-0271 WD Settling the case of James M. Schabert v. City and 

County of San Francisco, San Mateo Superior Court No. 
305-173. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Report of the General Manager 
Municipal Railway Telphone Center 

Mr. Alan Siegel, Assistant Director, Community Affairs, reported that 
due to the loss of positions in the telephone center at the beginning 
of the fiscal year, a reduction from 24 hour-a-day service is 
recommended. The proposal is to operate two shifts until 10:00 p.m. 
After that time, a recorded message would inform callers of Owl 
service. Other assistance to the public would be the frequency of 
service guides posted on transit shelters listing the first and last 
bus, and also, the printed schedules. 

Citations 

Mr. William G. Stead, General Manager, Municipal Railway, reported 
that currently the department is issuing citations for parking 
violations at the rate of 362 per week. If the tickets were $20.00 
each, the department would generate $376,000 annually. Citations 
will be monitored through the Management By Objectives Program. 

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Public Hearing 

Resolution NO. 88-0250 — Designating June 30, 1989 as the termination 
date of the base rate increases for San Francisco Water Department's 
retail and wholesale customers approved on May 24, 1988. 

Mr. Edward Harrington, Acting Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
Public Utilities Commission, stated that a termination, or sunset 
clause, was requested by the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors. A 
public hearing is required because it is an adjustment to the rates. 

President Lee opened the public hearing. There being no comments, 
the hearing was closed. 

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Resolution No. 88-0262 — Authorizing the Municipal Railway to 
discontinue service on line 26-VALENCIA on Randall and Whitney 
Streets during the hours of operation before 9:00 a.m. and after 8:00 
p.m . 

Mr. Peter Straus, Director of Planning, Municipal Railway, described 
the current route of the 26-VALENCIA. He said that staff met with 
the neighbors. Many of them wanted the bus removed from Randall and 
Whitney Streets. Others needed the service for shopping and other 
mid-day trips. Staff proposed a compromise of retaining mid-day 
service and removing early morning and late night service. 

Mr. Oral Riker and Mr. Randall Dean spoke in favor of the 
compromise. Mr. Robert Black described the traffic problems caused 
by the bus on narrow streets. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, Resolution No. 88-0262 was 
adopted . 

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Secretary 



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COMMISSIONERS 

H. Welton Flynn, President 

Arthur V. Toupin, Vice President 

Jeffrey Lee 

Sherri Chiesa 

Rodel E. Rodis 



DEPARTMENTS 
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Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:05 P.M. 

Present: Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Jeffrey Lee, 
Commissioner Sherri Chiesa 

Commissioner Rodel E. Rodis arrived at 2:10 P.M. 

Excused: Vice President Arthur V. Toupin 

At 2:55 P.M. Commissioner Flynn was excused and Commissioner Lee 
presided for the remainder of the meeting. 

On motion of Lee, seconded by Chiesa, the Minutes of the Special 
Meeting of July 20, and the Regular Meeting of July 26, 1988 were 
approved . 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Lee, seconded by Rodis, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0272 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totaling $78,508.82. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Rodis, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0273 MR Approving compromise settlements in the amount 
of $6,183.67 and collections in the amount of 
$36,474.61, for payment of damage claims which 
the Municipal Railway has against miscellaneous 
debtors for the month of July, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Rodis, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

-0274 BLHP Approving collections for the months of April, 
May and June 1988, of charges for damages 
against miscellaneous debtors, Bureau of Light, 
Heat, and Power, in the amount of $7,986.47 and 
one write-off debt in the amount of $4,431.71. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



88-140 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Rodis, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

■0275 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract 
No. WD-1997, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in the net amount of $361,000 to 
Ranger Pipelines, Inc. and A. Ruiz Construction 
Co. and Associates. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Rodis, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0276 MR Accepting the work performed under Municipal 

Railway Contract No. MR-977, Presidio Division: 
Modifications to HVAC System, Transportation 
Training Center as satisfactorily completed and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$5,970.78 to the Contractor, Van Mulder Sheet 
Metal, Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Rodis, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

$—0277 WD Accepting the work performed under Water 

Department Contract No. 1981, Repaving of Street 
and Sidewalk openings, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Debit Contract Modification 
No. 9 in the amount of $117,760.40 and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$120,463.60 to the Contractor, San Francisco 
Grinding Co., Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Rodis, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0278 MR Confirming that an emergency condition exists in 
order to provide for the most expeditious and 
prompt repair and certification of vehicles 
operated by the Overhead Lines Department of the 
Municipal Railway, and authorizing the 
expenditure of $20,000 for this purpose. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



At 2:55 P.M. Commissioner Flynn was excused and Commissioner 
Lee presided for the remainder of the meeting. 



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On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

•0279 GM Adopting the San Francisco Municipal Railway 

Short-Range Transit Plan and Capital Improvement 
Program for 1988-93. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

•0280 MR Expressing appreciation and commending Mr. 

Nicholas Gvozdich for 33 years of safe driving, 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0281 MR Authorizing Municipal Railway to transfer 

$100,000 from Maintenance Object 109 to the 
Mayor's Community Development Agency to extend 
the contract period to June 30, 1989 in order to 
fund the services of the San Francisco 
Conservation Corps in graffiti removal from 
Municipal Railway vehicles and facilities. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0282 FM Authorizing the Acting Assistant General Manager 
for Finance, in cooperation and consultation with 
the City Risk Manager, to develop and implement a 
comprehensive insurance program for the Municipal 
Railway, said insurance program to be funded 
through the existing insurance appropriation 
contained within the fiscal year 1988-89 
Municipal Railway budget. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0283 MIS Authorizing the Public Utilities Commission 
General Manager to enter into a contract 
modification with Dynasty Systems, Inc. for 
technical consulting for a period not exceeding 
12 months and $90,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



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On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0284 MIS Authorizing the Public Utilities General Manager 
to enter into a contract modification with 
Information Systems Associates for technical 
consulting, for a period not to exceed 12 months 
and $140,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0285 MIS Authorizing the Public Utilities Commission 
General Manager to enter into a contract 
modification with RC Research and Associates, for 
an amount not to exceed $85,000 at an hourly rate 
of $45.00, funded by a grant from the U.S. Urban 
Mass Transportation Administration. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in 
the office of the Secretary of the Public 
Utilities Commission. 

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Report of the General Manager 

Consulting Services 

Mr. Richard Brandt, Manager, Engineering Services, Utilities 
Engineering Bureau, described the Bureau's use of consultants 
and stated that 37 percent of design production is performed 
in-house, 50 percent is done by consultants, and 13 percent is 
UEB supported. The goal is to do 75 percent of the work 
in-house and only use consultants for special expertise. With 
an increase in staff of 22 people, the Department could do 60 
percent of the work by next year. 

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President Flynn was excused at 2:55 P.M. Commissioner Lee 
presided for the remainder of the meeting. 

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Resolution No. 88-0279 — Adopting the San Francisco Municipal 
Railway Short-Range Transit Plan and Capital Improvement 
Program for 1988-93. 

Mr. James Nelson, Project Manager, Short-Range Transit Plan, 
described the plan for growth of the Municipal Railway to the 
year 2000. Ms. Gail Bloom, Financial Planning Manager, PUC, 
outlined the cost of the Capital Improvement Program, which 
totals $550 Million. Ms. Kathleen Kelley, Principal 
Administrative Analyst, discussed the projected operating 



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budget over the next five years, assuming that current service 
levels are maintained and that growth occurs in accordance with 
the Capital Improvement Program. The shortfall is projected to 
be $30 Million. 

Mr. Ray Antonio, Secretary-Treasurer of the Transport Workers 
Union, Local 250A, requested a higher priority for the operator 
restroom project (Project #17). Mr. Bobbie Brown, President, 
Transport Workers Union, Local 250A, spoke in opposition to 
Project #25, proof of payment. 

Ms. Bloom stated that the Metropolitan Transportation 
Commission gave the operator restroom project a low priority 
and it is not eligible for many other funding sources. Mr. 
William G. Stead, General Manager, Municipal Railway, said that 
the Department rents restroom facilities from restaurants and 
service stations for about $50.00 per month. It has been 
difficult to convince neighborhoods to allow restroom stations 
in the neighborhoods. There is an added cost for maintenance 
of City-owned facilities versus renting from an existing 
establishment . 

Regarding the proof of payment program, Mr. Edward Harrington, 
Acting Assistant General Manager, Finance, stated that the fare 
box project was written prior to the tabling of the proof of 
payment program. The wording would be revised to delete 
reference to the proof of payment program. 



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Public Comments 

Mr. David Pilpel inquired about the status of two issues which 
were raised at the Municipal Railway fare hearing — 
enforcement of bus zones and a low-income pass. 

Regarding the bus zones, Mr. Coffey replied that the Municipal 
Railway is in the process of getting its personnel deputized to 
issue tickets. Concerning the low-income pass, staff is 
preparing a report for presentation to the Commission. 



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H. Welton Flynn, President 

Arthur V. Toupin, Vice President 

Jeffrey Lee 

Sherri Chiesa 

Rodel E. Rodis 



DEPARTMENTS 
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Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:02 P.M. 

Present: Vice President Arthur V. Toupin, Commissioner Jeffrey Lee, 
Commissioner Sherri Chiesa, Commissioner Rodel E. Rodis 

Excused: President H. Welton Flynn 

Vice President Arthur V. Toupin presided at the meeting. 

By Common Consent, the Minutes of Regular Meeting of August 9, 1988 
were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 

RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Lee, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0286 MR Approving free transportation for 800 children living 
in San Francisco Housing Authority complexes, to 
attend a Giants baseball game on September 10, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0287 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$405,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0288 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, totaling 
$248,146.15, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of July, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



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On motion of Lee, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0289 MR Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-866, Cable 
Car Barn - Turntable Rehabilitatiion , in the amount 
of $67,869.00, to Valentine Corporation, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0290 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-1946, Crystal 
Springs Reservoir - Spill Valves, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Credit Contract Modification No 
2 in the amount of $7, 615. 49; authorizing an 
extension of time for unavoidable delays of four 
working days; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $6,354.73 to the Contractor, Power 
Engineering Contractors. 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0291 E Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors that the position of Class No. 5256, 
Mechanical Engineer, in the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau be filled immediately. 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0292 WD Requesting the Controller to draw a warrant in favor 
of John Nees, Executor of the Estate of Dr. Roberta 
Fenlon in the amount of $80,000.00, in full 
settlement of claim against the San Francisco Water 
Department arising from property damage sustained 
following a water service line break at 211 Edgewood 
Street, in San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0293 WD Authorizing the General Manager and Chief Engineer of 
the Water Department to negotiate a professional 
services agreement with Camp Dresser and McKee for 
the initiation and performance of Water Quality 
Planning Studies. 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 
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On motion of Rodis, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0294 MIS Authorizing the General Manager of the PUC to enter 
into a contract modification with Infomanage, Inc. 
for technical consulting for a period not to exceed 
12 months and $140,000, increasing the scope of work 
to include final implementation of systems for the 
Water Department and Municipal Railway. 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0295 E Approving plans and specifications as recommended by 
staff and authorizing Bid Call for Municipal Railway 
Contract No. 801, J-Line Connection - General 
Construction . 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0296 E Rejecting all bids received for San Francisco Water 
Department Contract No. WD-1990, Crystal Springs 
Pipeline No. 1, Replace Section, and authorizing 
readvertisement of the contract under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-1990R. 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0297 E Awarding Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Contract No. 
HH-797R, Cherry-Eleanor Pump Station, in the amount 
of $2,938,396.00 to Stacy and Witbeck, Westbay and 
Nationwide, A Joint Venture, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0298 CC Authorizing a total moratorium on a certain 

9,850-acre grazing lease parcel on Water Department 
watershed land in Alameda/Santa Clara Counties, 
during the six-month period from May 1, 1988 through 
October 31, 1988, and also waiving rent during this 
period. 

VOTE:. Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



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Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Report of the General Manager 

Transportation for Housing Authority Children 

Resolution No. 88-0286 — Approving free transportation for 800 
children living in San Francisco Housing Authority complexes, to 
attend a Giants baseball game on September 10, 1988. 

Mr. Dean W. Coffey, General Manager of Public Utlities, reported that 
a request had been received today for transportation and that Mr. 
William G. Stead, General Manager, Municipal Railway, was here to 
make a presentation to the Commission. 

Mr. Stead said that the Municipal Railway had received a request from 
the San Francisco Housing Authority and from the Mayor's office, 
asking that the department provide free transportation for 800 
children who live in San Francisco Housing Authority complexes, to 
attend a Giants baseball game on September 10th. Mr. Stead said that 
after reviewing this request with the Mayor's office and the Housing 
Authority, he felt it should be given special consideration, and that 
Mr. Lou Lillian and Mr. Michael Kelly of the Housing Authority were 
present to answer any questions. 

President Toupin said he understood that this would be the only way 
these children could go to the baseball game. Mr. Stead said that 
was correct and that he felt the Housing Authority should be asked to 
find the funds to subsidize Muni for the cost of providing this 
service. Commissioner Toupin asked if they had offered a subsidy. 

Mr. Lou Lillian, Vice President of the San Francisco Housing 
Authority, replied in the negative and expressed the opinion that he 
would like the Commission to review the long-term policy on this type 
of thing. 

Mr. Stead stated he felt that after this request is accepted, the 
Department should be asked to present a policy statement for adoption 
by the Commission that would deal with these types of issues in the 
future . 

President Toupin asked what the cost of this transportation would 

be. Mr. Coffey stated that he had estimated a "thumb-nail" cost of 

about $12,000 and that any extension of the privilege of free 

transportation must be approved by the Public Utilities Commission. 

President Toupin asked if in providing this transportation we were 
covered by insurance and Mr. Stead replied that we are self-insured. 

Mr. Lillian of the Housing Authority said that in working with the 
Muni's Public Affairs Office, the cost had been figured to be more 
like $400. He said the Giants had donated 1500 tickets. 
Approximately 700 tickets will go to public housing children living 
within walking distance of Candlestick and for the balance of 800 
children who live in other public housing sites scattered throughout 
the City, the Housing Authority would be asking for a coupon, 
transfer or ticket of some sort. Mr. Lillian said that the student 
fares are normally a quarter for regularly scheduled service, so he 
figured the total cost would be about $400. 



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Mr. Stead said that Muni, in providing service to the children, will 
have to put on extra equipment which may not be $6,000 worth but for 
4 or 5 extra buses out there would still cost about $3,000. He said 
Muni provides service to the ballpark at $4.00 per person but if 
service is overloaded and there are people waiting, other buses are 
called in, thereby increasing the cost in overtime pay. So, it could 
be as cheap as Mr. Lillian says or more expensive if it's a popular 
game with more people attending, requiring several buses on overtime. 

Commissioner Lee asked Mr. Stead for an explanation as to how the 
Commission could grant this request and deny other such requests in 
the future. 

Mr. Stead said he feels it would be extremely difficult to do so, and 
that's why policy-making is reserved for the Commission. 

President Toupin said he felt the Commission should let the record 
show that this is a request for children who have the opportunity to 
go to a baseball game because the Giants have furnished the tickets, 
and that they wouldn't be able to go to the game but for the fact 
that we are doing this. He stated the record should also show that 
this is being done at a time of dire straits for both the Housing 
Authority and the Municipal Railway, and that this is not to be taken 
as a precedent for any other similar request. President Toupin went 
on to say he felt this ought to be part of the record and should be 
noted on the resolution, and then if anything like this comes up 
again it would be considered brand new then. 

President Toupin asked if there were any motions. Commissioner Lee 
moved for approval, based on the reservation that President Toupin 
expressed. Commissioner Chiesa seconded the motion for approval. 

Resolution No. 88-0286, as modified, was unanimously adopted. 
$1.00 Fare Boxes 

Mr. Coffey, asked Mr. Edward Harrington, Acting Assistant General 
Manager of Finance, to make a presentation on the dollar-bill fare. 

Mr. Harrington said he felt that the long-term solution to accepting 
dollar bills would be new fare boxes at an estimated cost of about 
$7-1/2 million dollars, fundable out of federal and state grants. He 
said we had $2-1/2 million dollars available right now. The 
department will begin soliciting proposals and hopefully will be able 
to award a contract by January, and by April or May will have $2-1/2 
million worth of fare boxes and collection equipment. He said that 
staff was looking at completing the LRV fleet first. We can't have 
some diesel coaches on the new fare box equipment and some diesel 
coaches on the old fare box equipment because the way funds are 
extracted is completely different. So, we have to go mode-by-mode, 
or location-by-location. Another $5 Million Dollars in grant funds 
will be needed to do the rest of the fleet. We are hopeful that 
would be in place by the Spring of 1990. That's the long-term 
solution. The short-term solution would be the Candlestick fare 
box. The department has 450 of those now, however, only half of 
them are operable. It would take about $2,000 or $3,000 working with 
Muni employees, and about a month to get all 450 of the boxes in full 
operation. We propose to put these only on diesel coaches. So, 
within a month to 6 weeks, if all goes per schedule, someone could go 
onto any diesel coach within the City and put a dollar bill into 
these fare boxes. 



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At the same time we order new fare boxes for the LRV's, we would 
order change machines for the LRV stations that are not BART/MUNI 
stations. Those stations would have change machines within probably 
4 or 5 months. The LRV's would be equipped by late Spring. The 
trolley coaches would have to wait a year and a half or almost 2 
years from now. The other option is to build another 350 of the 
Candlestick boxes at a cost of $60,000 using Muni employees. We 
would not want to do that unless the Commission felt that it was so 
overwhelmingly important to have these boxes on the trolley vehicles 
in a short period of time. If the Commission wants staff to go ahead 
with the trolley buses, we would come back at the next meeting with a 
resolution that would authorize spending the money. 

President Toupin authorized staff to proceed with the proposal. 

Low Income Fares 

Mr. Harrington reported on the staff work regarding the possibility 
of establishing a special fare for low income people. He said that 
the population of the City is about 750,000. About 143,000 of those 
are seniors. 46,000 of those seniors would be considered to be in 
poverty, by Federal standards. Fast Pass sales are 158,000 per 
month. About 28,000 of passes are discount passes. We don't know 
what portion of the discount are for seniors and what portion are for 
handicapped. It is certain that the majority are seniors. Of the 
46,000 seniors who we would think would qualify, per the Commission 
on Aging statistics, only about 13,000 have taken advantage of SSI. 
And about 5500 handicapped people are on SSI. 

In order to implement a program, first, we would have to establish 
some kind of eligibility for a discount. Then, either we would 
verify the income level or use the Department of Social Services to 
verify that people that are on SSI or General Assistance. Or, we 
could use some other organization to verify eligibility. What that 
tends to do is to miss the working poor, but it does get the very 
poor. Once eligibility is verified we could use a photo ID. This 
would have potential of preventing people from buying multiple passes 
and selling them to friends. We don't know if we are hitting the 
target population unless we take passenger surveys. 

There is also the possibility of extending this to the people on 
General Assistance. There are about 42,000 cases that the Department 
of Social Services handles that are really about 20,000 people. We 
have no idea if those 20,000 people are current users of the 
Municipal Railway. The Department of Social Services has offered to 
send out a questionnaire with the next monthly mailing that goes out 
to these people but we didn't want to do that if it would raise a lot 
of hopes without a sense from the Commission as to whether they would 
be interested in doing that kind of an outreach. So, basically, we 
are coming to the Commission today, saying that it looks like we may 
be handling the seniors very well. If you want to extend this, we 
would send out mailers to people or questionnaires. 

President Toupin expressed the opinion that he would like to see this 
go a little bit further because there are a lot of seniors who can 
afford full fares and we're giving the discount to everybody. If 
there is a fairer way of doing it, it's worthwhile exploring. 



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Mr. Harrington added that the GAIN Program (Greater Avenues Through 
Independence), that the Department of Public Service will start 
xperating in a few months, will be able to get Federal and State 
funds to pay for transit for these people. We are working on a 
program that within the next few years should start bringing in about 
$2-1/2 to 3 million annually. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: 2:53 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 
Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 
September 13, 1988 

COMMISSIONERS 

H. Welton Flynn, President 

Arthur V. Toupin, Vice President 

Jeffrey Lee 

Sherri Chiesa 

Rodel E. Rodis 



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DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean w. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:10 P.M. 



Present: President H. Welton Flynn, Vice President Arthur V. 

Toupin, Commissioner Sherri Chiesa, Commissioner Rodel E 
Rodis 

Excused: Commissioner Jeffrey Lee 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the Minutes of the Regular 
Meeting of August 23, 1988 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 

Commissioner Chiesa was excused at 3:15 P.M. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0299 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$48,268.74. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0300 MR Approving compromise settlements in the amount of 
$10,573.63 and collections in the amount of 
$53,112.87, for payment of damage claims which the 
Municipal Railway has against miscellaneous debtors 
for the month of August, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0301 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-1987, sunset North and San Andreas Pipelines, 
Install 42-Inch Valves. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 



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On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0302 MR Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-1003, 
Presidio Facility - Roof Repair, in the amount of 
$103,124.00, to A Plus Roof ing, Inc. , Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0303 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-1985, Crystal Springs and San Andreas Reservoirs, 
Tower and Tunnel Lighting, in the amount of $100,000, 
to Garraway and Associates, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0304 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 

Water Department Contract No. WD-1975, 8-Inch Ductile 
Iron Main Installation in Turk Street between Webster 
and Laguna Streets, Gough and Polk Streets, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Credit Contract 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $6,443.00; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$16,412.20, to P & J Utility Company, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0305 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-1968, 16-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation in San Jose Avenue 
between Geneva and Santa Rosa Avenues, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Credit Contract 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $13,039.93; 
authorizing an extension of time for unavoidable 
delays of 47 working days; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $20,361.22 to Berrios 
Construction Company, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0306 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 

Water Department Contract No. WD-1926, Installation 
of Probe Meters and Controllers, as satisfactorily 



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completed; approving Credit Contract Modification No. 
3 in the amount of $2,000.00; authorizing an 
extension of time for unavoidable delays of 47 
calendar days; approving the assessment of liquidated 
damages in the amount of $1,200.00; and authorizing 
final payment in the amount of $3,952.48 to Ranger 
Pipelines, Inc. and Interlane General Engineering, 
Inc., A Joint Venture. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0307 MR Authorizing a fund transfer of $85,000 from Municipal 
Railway Administration Object 102, Professional 
Services, to Object 389, Services of the Department 
of Public Works, to fund an underground pollution 
program at the Kirkland Facility. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0308 MR Accepting the Booz Allen Hamilton Report on the 
current mechanical condition, future maintenance 
needs, and projected retirement scenarios of the Muni 
LRV fleet. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0309 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to solicit 

proposals for professional consulting and engineering 
services for the Advanced Train Control System 
Project for the Muni Metro System. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0310 MR Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors, a Supplemental Appropriation in the 
amount of $3.4 million to be funded from available 
Transit Impact Development Fee monies, for Harrison 
Street facility start-up, LRV improvements, and 
engineering work to design the Advanced Train Control 
System . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 



88-156 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0311 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to terminate 
Contract Proposal No. 504 with Abbett Electric 
Corporation for providing and installing Auxiliary 
Power Units on 15 electric trolleys, upon final 
payment of a balance due of $62,308.89; and to waive 
claims for liquidated damages. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0312 MR Establishing a policy that the Municipal Railway not 
purchase and operate vans on Muni routes, with the 
exception of the 89 LAGUNA HONDA for which Muni does 
not provide the vehicle. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0313 WD Authorizing the San Francisco Water Department to 

enter into negotiations with the Santa Clara Valley 
Water District for development of an emergency 
intertie that will benefit both water supply systems. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0314 HH Commending Ruth Ecroyd, on the occasion of her 

retirement, for over 16 years of service to the City 
and County of San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0315 HH Commending Harold Danicourt, on the occasion of his 
retirement, for over 31 years of service to the City 
and County of San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 



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88-0316 



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On motion of Rodis, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

Commending Mervin Greenup, on the occasion of his 
retirement, for over 30 years of service to the City 
and County of San Francisco. 



VOTE 



Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0317 HH Commending Robert Hibpshman, on the occasion of his 
retirement, for over 30 years of service to the City 
and County of San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0318 HH Commending Jerald Stewart, on the occasion of his 

retirement, for over 20 years of service to the City 
and County of San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0319 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into a Cooperative Fire Suppression 
Agreement with the United States Department of 
Agriculture, Forest Service and Stanislaus National 
Forest for the purpose of protecting Hetch Hetchy 
Property. 



VOTE 



Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 



88-0320 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

Commending Major Gates, on the occasion of his 
retirement, for over 16 years of service to the City 
and County of San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 



88-0321 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. 860, Treat 
Avenue Facility-General Construction, in the amount 
of $6,951,050 to Apersey Associates, Inc., 
Contractor; and directing the Finance Bureau to 
transfer approximately $1,500,000 to the project. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 



88-158 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0322 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance, 
PUC, to apply for, accept and expend U.S. Department 
of Transportation, Section 8 Planning Grant Funds in 
the amount of $70,000 to undertake Phase II of the 
Metro Rail Infrastructure Program. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0323 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance, 
PUC, to apply for, accept, and expend $8,025,354 of 
UMTA Section 9 monies for 1988-89 MUNI operations, 
$25,682,324 of UMTA Section 9 capital assistance 
funds, and $6,420,581 from local match funds, such as 
State Transit Assistance funds, and/or Bridge Toll 
Net Revenues funds and/or Gas Tax Revenues and/or 
Hetch Hetchy and/or Transit Impact Development Fee, 
the San Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement 
Corporation monies, for the following Municipal 
Railway projects: Storage Maintenance Facilities 
Rehabilitation; Trolley Overhead Reconstruction; 
Design of 24th & Utah Shops; Miscellaneous Equipment; 
Cable Car Vehicle Improvements; J-M Layover 
Terminals; Market Street Transit Thoroughfare and 
F-Line Streetcar; for the Municipal Railway. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

88-0324 CC Settling the litigation entitled David Canfield v. 

City and County of San Francisco - Superior Court No. 
848-407 and Golden Gate Bridge and Highway 
Transportation District v. City and County of San 
Francisco - Superior Court No. 801-944 (Consolidated 
Actions) . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Rodis, Chiesa 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Report of the General Manager 

Graffiti Report 

Mr. Jaimie Levin, Director of Community Affairs, Municipal Railway, 
discussed the background of the current graffiti problem on Municipal 
Railway vehicles. He said that this year the department will spend 
$1.7 million to clean vehicles and secure the maintenance and storage 
yard, but that effort is not evident to the public. 

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Mr. Patrick Dugan of American Media Network, stated that his company 
has guaranteed the Municipal Railway $2 million from advertising 
revenues. Due to the graffiti problem, his company has lost 
approximately $750,000 in revenue business. If the graffiti 
situation does not improve, there will be a significant loss of 
revenue to the City. 

Mr. Levin presented the following eight point action plan and the 
estimated costs: 1) improve perimeter fencing at all storage yards - 
$350,000; 2) improve lighting at the yards - $400,000; 3) install 
electronic perimeter security systems - $100,000; 4) increase nightly 
security patrols using uniformed guards and dog patrols - $735,634; 
5) augment maintenance staff to clean graffiti immediately - 
$7,852,555; 6) expand uniformed police force riding the vehicles - 
$2,400,000; 7) assign two full-time employees to assist the District 
Attorney's office - $100,000; and 8) establish a community outreach 
program - $150,000. The program totals over $13 million. 

President Flynn thanked Mr. Levin for an excellent presentation. 

Commissioner Toupin suggested the establishment of a task force of 
community leaders to assist the program. Also, he suggested pursuing 
a change in state law which would enact penalties up to $10,000, plus 
court costs and attorney's fees to be paid by parents of those 
convicted of applying graffiti to vehicles. Regarding merchants who 
sell paints and markers which are used for graffiti to minors, they 
should be prosecuted. 

Commissioner Rodis questioned the lack of fencing and inquired as to 
what was being done about gangs who write graffiti as a competitive 
sport. Mr. Coffey replied that previously the department did not 
have the money to improve fencing, however, security has been 
increased. Some of the graffiti is being applied while the vehicles 
are in service. 

Mr. Lew Lillian of Gannett Outdoor, Inc., stated that he had met with 
various youth gangs and felt that while he had had some success in 
the Mission District, he could not devote more time to it and that a 
group effort is needed. 

Commissioner Chiesa inquired about the budget of $13.5 million. She 
asked how much would be one-time costs and what would the annual 
costs be for subsequent years. Mr. Levin replied that $3 million is 
a one-time capital expense, and while the ongoing costs had not been 
analyzed he expected the figure would decline in future years. 

President Flynn asked whether additional laws are needed to enforce 
the program. Mr. George Krueger, Utilities General Counsel, replied 
that current laws are adequate. President Flynn requested that staff 
circulate information among sellers of paints, reminding them of 
existing laws and requesting their cooperation. He requested that 
staff report back to the Commission on this issue. Commissioner 
Toupin asked staff to look into the application of conspiracy laws 
with regard to graffiti. 

President Flynn stated that the more advertising on the vehicles, the 
more money the City makes, less advertising means less money for the 
City. Therefore, if we wisely spend to cut graffiti we save money 
and it does not cost as much. We not only give up revenue but we pay 
more to give it up by having dirty vehicles. He said that the 
program should be forcefully pursued. President Flynn requested 
staff to proceed to develop the program and to return to the 
Commission with an action item to implement the program. 



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The meeting was opened for public comments. The following persons 
spoke in favor of cleaning the graffiti: Mr. Winton Jones, Mr. John 
Fr iedlander , Mr. Julius Zamacoma and Mr. Robert O'Brien representing 
ten organizations west of Twin Peaks. Mr. Michael Levin spoke 
against the proposal due to the cost. Ms. Mary Boone, a Municipal 
Railway station agent and member of Local 790, made complaints about 
working conditions. She opposed spending millions of dollars on 
graffiti without addressing working conditions. 

President Flynn requested that staff report to the Commission by the 
second meeting in October 1988 regarding Ms. Boone's allegations. 

Commissioner Rodis said that it's commendable that this problem is 
being brought to the attention of the Commission and the public, 
however, the timing of the problem is not good. It comes at a time 
when the City has just faced a massive deficit and after the 
Commission raised fares and cut service. When the City had a 
surplus, nothing was done to put up perimeter fencing. He said that 
the problem should have been handled when it was manageable. 

Mr. Lawrence Martin, International Representative, Transport Workers 
Union, said that the costs for graffiti control are going up. He 
cited New York's costs at almost $50 million a year and the staff 
proposal to increase the graffiti budget from $1.7 to $13.5 million. 
He pointed out that graffiti is a worldwide problem and it's not only 
youths who are responsible for all the graffiti. He suggested 
putting money into community outreach programs to change attitudes. 

Mr. Stead said that although staff is looking at other options, he 
felt that it would be necessary to go to a $1.00 fare and $32.00 Fast 
Pass to raise the $13.5 million needed to fund the program. 

President Flynn announced that staff would refine its proposal and 
submit the revised plan to the Commission for action at a later date. 



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Resolution No. 88-0308 — Accepting the Booz Allen and Hamilton 
report on the current mechanical condition, future maintenance needs 
and projected retirement scenarios of the Municipal Railway LRV fleet, 

Mr. Robert Highfill, Chief Equipment Engineer, presented background 
information concerning the LRV fleet. He reported that design 
improvements had been made to increase reliability. Nevertheless the 
LRV design continues to need refinement and the maintenance 
requirements are higher than other vehicles. In 1985 Louis T. 
Klauder and Associates, Consultant submitted a report which 
recommended 72 engineering modifications which would decrease 
maintenance costs and improve reliability. From 1984-88 the 
department spent $5 million to address these corrections and 76 
percent of a $7.5 million federal grant to address these 
corrections. Further, the Commission authorized $1.8 million of 
SFMRIC funds to redesign the articulated section of the vehicles 
which had design deficiencies. In March 1987, Booz Allen and 
Hamilton was hired to address four major concerns: 1) what remaining 
modifications are cost-effective to undertake to sustain the vehicle 
life to the year 2008; 2) how extensive is corrosion and the status 
of the structural integrity of the vehicles; 3) what components need 
to be replaced in order to operate the vehicles to 2008; and 4) an 
economic analysis as to what would be the best time to retire the 
vehicles based upon increases in maintenance costs. 



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A slide presentation was given summarizing the Booz Allen and 
Hamilton report. 

Mr. Highfill stated that funds were being requested to keep the cars 
going. Regarding the retirement date, staff intends to re-examine 
the matter annually. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED TO EXECUTIVE SESSION ON 
ATTORNEY-CLIENT MATTERS: 4:52 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



SAN FKANCISGO 
Room 282, City Hall pUBUC urraqv 

2:00 P.M. 

^ September 27, 1988 

COMMISSIONERS 

H. Welton Flynn, President 

Arthur V. Toupin, Vice President 

Jeffrey Lee 

Sherri Chiesa 

Rodel E. Rodis 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:10 P.M. 



Present: President H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner Rodel E. Rodis 

Excused: Vice President Arthur V. Toupin, Commissioner Jeffrey Lee 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the Minutes of the Regular 
Meeting of September 13, 1988 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0325 Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$83,500.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0326 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, totaling 
$311,768.38, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of August, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0327 HH Approving plans and specifications as prepared and 
recommended by staff and authorizing Bid Call for 
Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-798, Replace Trolley 
Poles . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



88-164 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0328 MR Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-980, 

Presidio Division: Shop Door Rehabilitation in the 
amount of $51,700.00 to Erbentraut & Summers, General 
Contractors; and requesting the Controller to 
consolidate funds for this contract. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0329 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
1994, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Bush 
Street between Octavia and Mason Streets, in the 
amount of $748,400.00 to P&J Utility Co. and 
Interlane General Engineering, A Joint Venture. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0330 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2021, Crystal Springs Cottage - Rehabilitation and 
Repairs, in the amount of $69,800.00, to Eligom 
International Construction, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0331 MR Accepting the work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract MR-872, Handicapped Loading Platforms, Ocean 
and Geneva Avenues, Duboce Avenue at Sunset Tunnel 
East Portal, as satisfactorily completed; approving 
Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
$4,000.00; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $7,267.50 to Golden Bay Construction, Inc., 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0332 WD Accepting the work performed under Professional 

Services Agreement for Design, Construction Support, 
and Maintenance Operations Training, for a cathodic 
protection system for San Francisco Water Department 
Bay Division Pipelines 1 and 2 as satisfactorily 
completed; and approving Debit Contract Modification 
No. 1 in the amount of $8,820.00; and authorizing 
Final Payment in the amount of $17,448.47 to the 
Consultant, Corrpro Companies, Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 
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On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0334 CC Authorizing the Public Utilities Commission to apply 
for, accept, and expend $64,000 from the U. S. 
Department of Transportation under Section 8 of the 
Urban Mass Transportation Act, as amended, and 
required local match funds for Municipal Railway 
Five-Year planning activities in Fiscal Year 1988-89; 
and authorizing the Commission to furnish whatever 
additional information is required by the funding 
agencies in connection with this request. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0334 CC Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors that the position of Class No. 9156, 
Senior Investigator, in the Bureau of Claims and 
Contracts, be filled immediately. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0335 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to operate Line 

9-SAN BRUNO, and 90-OWL northbound on their current 
routes to the intersection of San Bruno Avenue and 
Silver Avenue; then right on Silver Avenue and left 
on Bayshore Boulevard to the intersection of Bayshore 
Boulevard and Industrial Street and then continuing 
on their current routes; and requesting the Board of 
Supervisors not to disapprove the partial 
discontinuance of service on Lines 9-SAN BRUNO and 
90-OWL on San Bruno Avenue and Alemany Boulevard 
north of Silver Avenue. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0336 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to enter into a 
lease arrangement with the San Francisco Centre to 
lease cable car Lines 59 and 60 for 4 (four) hours on 
October 7, 1988, in conjunction with The San 
Francisco Centre's Grand Opening Celebration. 
Revenue will be $6,384, plus $2,000, for a total of 
$8,384.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



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On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0337 MR Allowing members of the Armed Forces in uniform to 
ride Municipal Railway vehicles without payment of 
fares during Navy Fleet Week, October 15 through 
October 19, 1988, and providing shuttle service for 
the Annual S. F. Fleet Week Challenge Run on October 
16, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0338 E Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-1978, 48-Inch Steel Main Installation in Tucker 
Avenue, Rutland Street, Leland Avenue and Peabody 
Street in the amount of $1,395,300.00 to Bay Pacific 
Pipelines, Inc. and Interlane General Engineering, A 
Joint Venture. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0339 E Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2000, San Andreas Water Treatment Plant Expansion, 
in the amount of $13,929,000.00, to Swinerton & 
Walberg Co., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0340 WD Urging adoption of proposed amendments to the San 
Francisco Municipal Code (Planning and Building 
Codes) setting requirements for low water use 
landscaping in new development by the Board of 
Supervisors . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0341 CC Approving the adjustment in the payment per ton of 
quarry product removed from all premises leased to 
Mission Valley Rock Company, from the present 50<zf per 
Ton, to be increased to 56gf per ton, during the next 
five (5) year period commencing January 10, 1988 and 
ending January 9, 1993. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



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Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Old Business by Commissioners 

Commissioner Rodis said since the last meeting he discussed a 
proposal with Mr. Stead and Mr. Levin with respect to harnessing the 
energy that the citizens have expressed in the last few weeks 
regarding the graffiti issue. He said it's important that the 
Commission establish something like the "Adopt a Muni Bus Program" 
whereby different neighborhood and civic groups can adopt a 
particular Muni bus and have their picture taken with it, and be 
encouraged to raise funds specifically to deal with the graffiti 
issue . 

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Report of the General Manager 

Applications for Position of Assistant General Manager, Finance 

Mr. Dean Coffey, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported that 
after Mr. Anson Moran had been appointed General Manager of Hetch 
Hetchy, Mr. Edward Harrington had been put in on a temporary basis as 
Assistant General Manager of Finance. Ten resumes had been received 
from qualified applicants. Dr. Rob Hicks, Consultant, conducted 
management interviews and had come back with three top 
recommendations from these 10 applicants. Mr. Coffey reported that 
complaints had been received from some of the participants that this 
procedure was unfair and the applicants really had qualifications 
that had not been reviewed. He said that he talked to Civil Service 
and it was their recommendation that PUC set up an unbiased board of 
three or more people to conduct interviews, make recommendations from 
those interviews, and take the behavioral ratings along with the 
ratings for the technical abilities for this position, and from these 
determine who should be recommended to the Commission for the 
position. Mr. Coffey said they are still in this process right now 
and will report back to the Commission on the results of this 
selection process. 

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Appointment of Municipal Railway Acting Deputy General Manager 

Mr. William G. Stead, General Manager, Municipal Railway, reported 
that Mr. Paul Toliver had been selected to be the Executive Director 
of the Metro System in Seattle, Washington, which is a thousand-bus 
operation and is respected as one of the most progressive and 
competent transit authorities in the country. Mr. Stead also said 
Muni had many competent candidates who could step in behind Mr. 
Toliver but that until they can go through the full Civil Service 
process he was appointing as Acting Deputy General Manager and Chief 
Transportation Officer, Mr. Johnny Stein. Mr. Stead introduced Mr. 
Stein to the Commission. Mr. Stead said Mr. Stein has had a 
magnificent 27-year career with the Municipal Railway, coming up 
through the transportation ranks as an Operator, as a Supervisor and 
as a Manager. Since 1985 he has been responsible for five service 
operating departments and five staff departments with a budget of 
$108 million. 

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Cable Car Brake Tests 

Mr. Stead described for the Commission the recent cable car tests 
that have been performed by the Municipal Railway in conjunction with 
Technology Consultant. Mr. Stead said the Union had expressed its 
concern to him that confidence in the braking system needed to be 
reestablished. Management was also desirous of reestablishing a 
level of confidence in the overall capability of the car to brake. 
Mr. Stead explained the tests that were performed on the 22% grade of 
the Hyde Street hill on the evening of September 8th and the morning 
of September 9th. He said the objective of those tests was to 
demonstrate that a loaded cable car can be brought to a full stop 
going either uphill or downhill using the existing brake systems. He 
said they ran four tests in the forward direction and two in the 
reverse direction, and these tests clearly demonstrated to those that 
were participating in the tests that they met the original 
specifications set when the system was designed and rebult in 1984; 
so, he said this reestablished their confidence that when all the 
braking subsystems are used property, they can stop the car in the 
worst case scenario. 

Mr. Stead went on to say that this did not mean they would stop 
further testing of the individual brake systems. He said they intend 

to continue looking at the slot blade, track brake and the regular 
service brake to see if they can improve them as isolated 

subsystems. He said they will also continue to review the training 

program to see if there are any items they need to address in that 
area . 

Mr. Bobby Brown, President of the Transport Workers Union, Local 
250A, then spoke regarding cable car braking systems and said he 
doesn't believe it's as safe a car as they would have us believe. He 
said he hoped management would continue to monitor the system. 

Mr. Stead said that the department is working with two consultants, 
Peter Feltzer of San Francisco State and D&D Enginering, trying to 
brake the car in as short a distance as possible. Mr. Stead said 
staff would come back to the Commission and present the schedule for 
these tests that D&D Engineering will be doing to improve the service 
brake. 

President Flynn directed that staff schedule periodic tests and 
advise the Commission regarding them. 

Service Reductions 

Mr. Stead reminded the Commission that on Saturday, October 1st, 
service reductions would be implemented and that the public would be 
informed through signs posted on the vehicles and at bus stops and 
through information bulletins. The Fall-Winter Timetable would be 
distributed to the operating divisions on September 27, 1988 and put 
on the vehicles. Also, there is an insert in the Transit Map which 
highlights the changes to the individual routes. 

Commissioner Rodis pointed out that while signs had been prepared in 
different languages, they should have said "Service Changes" in 
Spanish and in Tagalog as well. 

Water Department Minority Outreach Program 

Mr. Bob Vasconcellos, Manager, Resources and Planning, San Francisco 
Water Department, reported that since there are many people in San 
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language, the success of the water rationing program requires that 
the department make special efforts to reach these people. He also 
said that staff needed to make sure they were not suffering undue 
hardship because of the drought. The Water Department developed an 
outreach program for the minority communities concentrated in three 
basic areas: first, enlisting the help of a number of Community 
organizations, (54 in number); second, contacting the foreign 
language media, (radio, TV, and newspapers and, without exception, 
all of the foreign language media have carried public service 
announcements for the department); and third, developing and 
distributing printed materials in English, Chinese and Spanish. For 
the last six Saturdays the Water Department has stationed bilingual 
employees at a location in Chinatown, and a location in the Mission 
District to assist people in preparing appeals for increased water 
allotments . 

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Resolution No. 88-0329 — Awarding Water Department Contract No. 
WD-1994. 

Mr. Robert Shubert, representing Mr. David Rogers, owner of a 
Minority Business Enterprise, said Mr. Rogers had filed an objection 
to the award of San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 1994 to 
P&J Utility Co. and Interlane General Engineering, a Joint Venture. 
Mr. Shubert requested continuance of this matter until the next 
scheduled meeting to enable the parties to complete negotiations 
which he said hopefully would resolve that objection. 

President Flynn said that since the matter before the Commission had 
to do with the awarding of a contract, it is not Mr. Shubert's 
concern, and has nothing to do with previous contracts. They are two 
separate items. President Flynn said he had checked this out with 
the City Attorney. Also, he had determined from the department heads 
that to delay this matter beyond this date would create problems for 
the Engineering Bureau. He said he was not going to vote on this 
protest because of a conflict of interest, since Mr. Rogers is a 
client of his and he asked the Commission to take note of that fact. 

Mr. Shubert then said he thought his request was appropriate because 
it related to whether or not P&J had been complying with the Minority 
Business Enterprise program that is so important to the City, and 
said that it seemed appropriate to him that their prior compliance, 
or lack of compliance with the MBE program would be relevant to 
whether or not it was appropriate that they be awarded this contract. 

President Flynn said he had checked with Mr. Arnold Baker, PUC 
Compliance Officer, as to whether there were any problems with this 
contract. Mr. Baker had indicated there were none. 

On motion of Commissioner Rodis, seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, 
Contract WD-1994 was awarded to P&J Utility Co. and Interlane General 
Engineering, a Joint Venture. 

******** 

Resolution No. 88-0336 — Authorizing a lease, with the San Francisco 
Centre to lease Cable Car Lines 59 and 60 for four hours on October 
7, 1988. 

President Flynn asked whether this item was in compliance with Urban 
Mass Transit Administration requirements. Mr. Jaimie Levin, Director 



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of Community Affairs, Municipal Railway, replied that it was in 
compliance . 

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Resolution No. 88-0341 — Approving the adjustment in the payment per 
ton of quarry product removed from all premises leased to Mission 
Valley Rock Company from the present 50£ per ton to 56£ per ton. 

Ms. Deborah Rohrer, Manager, Bureau of Clains and Contracts, said 
that this was the third time this item has been brought before the 
Commission. She gave a brief background on the matter for the 
benefit of the new commissioners. She said the action before the 
Commission today is an adjustment to the royalty paid to the City by 
Mission Valley Rock on the two leases that it holds. One lease was 
originally competitively bid at 50^ a ton in 1978 with the provision 
that extraction would not begin until 1983, so the 50jzf a ton was 
really a rate that was set to accommodate the 1983 beginning of 
mining. The other was originally a sublease to a lease with Armanino 
Farms that was set by negotiation with the Commission at 50szf a ton in 
1985, based on a market survey at that time that indicated that 50^ 
was still in excess of the market for the royalty. The negotiation 
was part of the settlement of an unlawful detainer action that moved 
a former tenant out and replaced that tenant with Armanino Farms, 
improving not only the quality of tenancy, but the revenue stream as 
well. Armanino eventually assigned its lease to Mission Valley Rock, 
who had a right of first refusal of assignment and now leases the 
entire 204 acres. The lease provides that every five years the City 
may adjust the royalty, and that the adjustment be fair and 
justifiable, but is solely at the Commission's discretion. 

Ms. Rohrer said staff did a careful survey of other quarries in the 
area to determine how other royalties were set, analyzed the increase 
in the consumer cost index, and arrived at a royalty that they 
thought was fair and justifiable at 5 6 szf a ton. She said that Mr. 
Bley, who represented himself as an "interested taxpayer", questioned 
that recommendation. She said that in 1987, Mr. Bley's law firm 
filed a "taxpayers suit" against the City and the PUC. The lawsuit 
charged that the royalty was too low and that the PUC had violated 
the Charter by not putting the sublease out to bid. The court 
dismissed the complaint on demurrer, finding none of the charges were 
valid. During the discovery proceedings Mr. Bley admitted to the 
City Attorney and the counsel for Mission Valley Rock that while this 
was purportedly a "taxpayer suit", it was actually being prosecuted 
by Edward Da Silva, the operator of Apperson Ridge Quarry, a major 
competing quarry in Alameda County. She said that clearly Mr. Bley 
and his client have a vested interest in a high royalty rate for 
Mission Valley Rock and in getting as much inforation about Mission 
Valley Rock operations as is possible through this process. She said 
the court's dismissal of Mr. Bley's litigation is currently pending 
on appeal. 

Ms. Rohrer said that staff hired Mr. Robert Paschall to perform an 
independent analysis. His report concluded that a royalty of 10% of 
net sales is appropriate for Mission Valley Rock to pay, given all 
the economic information that he evaluated. She said that this year, 
based on that recommendation, the royalty that the City would receive 
would equal approximately 53j£ a ton. She said that staff continues 
with its recommendation for 56£ a ton on the basis that the City is 
better served by setting a flat rate that in fact is above Mr. 
Paschall's recommendation but which City thinks is fair and 
justifiable, and staff submitted that recommendation to the 
Commission for action. 



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Mr. Stephen Bley, attorney for the "taxpayer", said he felt the City 
and County has the responsibility to obtain as much as it can under 
reasonable conditions for a depleting asset. He said this is not a 
lease, and that at the end of the term there won't be anything there 
as we can't get back what's already gone. Mr. Bley questioned Mr. 
Paschall's report and said that there was no reference in the report 
to the facts as they relate to Mission Valley Rock's property. He 
cited lack of information on "overburden", the relationship of 
royalty to profit and freeway access as items not covered in the 
report. He noted that the Commission had received testimony to the 
fact that royalties vary from 50s^ to $1.05. 

Mr. Paschall, the Appraiser, summarized his report and answered 
questions . 

Mr. John Mawhinney, a Real Estate Appraiser representing Mr. Bley, 
agreed with the basic premise of Mr. Paschall's report. He said, 
however, that as a review appraiser he concluded that Mr. Paschall's 
report did not meet appraisal standards in that it was not complete. 
He said the report failed to show the actual costs of production and 
the actual net income to the subject property from which one would 
ultimately make the calculations that determine what the royalty rate 
should be. 

Mr. Paschall pointed out that the quantifiable data, i.e., of 
absolute figures on Mission Valley Rock's net income, on its 
operating expenses etc., was absent from his report because that 
information was proprietary data that was given to him by the company 
under terms of confidentiality. 

On motion by Commissioner Chiesa and seconded by Commissioner Rodis, 
Resolution No. 88-0341 was unanimously adopted. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:38 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 
Room 282, City Hall 
2:00 P.M. 
•£• October 11, 1988 

COMMISSIONERS 

H. Welton Flynn, President 

Arthur V. Toupin, Vice President 

Jeffrey Lee 

Sherri Chiesa 

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Rodel E. Rodis 



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Claims and Contracts 

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Information Systems 

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Call to Order: 2:10 P.M. 



Present: President H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner Rodel E. Rodis 

Excused: Vice President Arthur V. Toupin, Commissioner Jeffrey Lee 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0342 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 

of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$65,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0343 MR Approving compromise settlements in the amount of 
^7,360.90, and collections in the amount of 
$24,323.81, for payment of damage claims which the 
Municipal Railway has against miscellaneous debtors 
for the month of September, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0344 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-1996, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Bush Street between Presidio Avenue and Octavia 
Street. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



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On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0345 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2006, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
O'Farrell Street between Larkin Street and Grant 
Avenue, in the amount of $676,465.00 to Interlane 
General Engineering and P & J Utility Co. A Joint 
Venture, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0346 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 

Water Department Contract No. WD-1988, 8-Inch Ductile 
Iron Main Installation in 24th Street between 
Harrison Street and Potrero Avenue, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Credit Contract Modification No. 
1 in the amount of $7,631.00; authorizing an 
extension of time for unavoidable delays of 5 working 
days; and authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$10,716.85 to Ranger Pipelines, Inc. and Interlane 
General Engineering, Inc. A Joint Venture, Contractor 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0347 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 

Water Department Contract No. WD-1980, Excavation and 
Repaving for Water Service Trenches, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Debit Contract 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $30,499.00; 
authorizing an extension of time for unavoidable 
delays of 27 working days; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $53,561.55 to San Francisco 
Grinding Co., Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0348 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 
apply for, accept, and expend $52,576.00 in grant 
funds from the U.S. Department of Energy to conduct 
technically advanced and innovative district cooling 
systems studies for the Mission Bay Project. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



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On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0349 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to apply 
for, accept, and expend $65,000.00 in grant funds from 
the U.S. Department of Energy and the Urban Consortium 
(through its fiscal agent, the City of Chicago) to 
continue its energy management activities as part of 
the Urban Consortium Energy Task Force Year Ten Program 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0350 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, to 
execute a contract modification with Peat Marwick Main 
& Co. for Hetch Hetchy power contract related work to 
extend the time for completion of work to January 1, 
1989, at no additional cost. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0351 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to issue 
a Final Contract Payment Authorization in the amount of 
$6,319.00 to Hansen, McQuat & Associates, Inc. for the 
provision of technical and financial evaluation of 
potential revenue generating or cost reduction 
opportunities in Hetch Hetchy's electric system. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0352 BLHP Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 
enter into a contract with Mr. David Wills to permit 
Mr. Wills to restore one original antique Market Street 
light pole base on loan from the Bureau of Light, Heat 
and Power. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0353 MR Congratulating Mr. Paul A. Toliver on his recent 

appointment as Director of Transit for the Municipality 
of Metropolitan Seattle; and extending the Commission's 
heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Toliver for his 
extraordinary contributions to the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway, and wishing him health and success 
in all of his future enterprises. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 
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On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0354 WD Approving the sale of an easement within City-owned 

land, being a portion of Parcel 4 of former Municipal 
Railway Right-of-Way in South San Francisco, and 
authorizing the Director of Property to proceed with 
the sale. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0355 WD Cancelling the construction of the Crystal Springs 

Water Treatment Plant; approving reallocation of the 
available funds from the 1985 Water Revenue Bond for 
construction of the Crystal Springs Water Treatment 
Plant to the alternative bond projects; and 
requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a San Francisco Water Department 
Supplemental Appropriation in the amount of 
$56,000,000.00 from Construction of Crystal Springs 
Water Treatment Plant ($43,500,000), and 1985 Water 
Revenue Bond Interest Earnings ($12,500,000), to San 
Andreas WTP Expansion from 120 mgd to 180 mgd and 
Pump Station Improvements ($21,000,000); Construction 
of Calaveras Pipeline and San Antonio Pump Station 
Improvements ($27,000,000) and Sunol Water Treatment 
Plant Improvements ($8,000,000). 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0356 CC Approving lease extension for an additional five (5) 
year period ending October 9, 1993, and authorizing 
execution of the Second Supplemental Agreement in 
Modification of Lease to the San Francisco Bay Girl 
Scout Council of that certain lease entered into by 
and between City as Lessor and San Francisco Bay Girl 
Scout Council as Lessee on October 9, 1973; all terms 
and conditions of the October 9, 1973 lease are to 
remain in full force and effect, rental $1.00 
annually; any Affirmative Action/Non-Discrimination 
provisions of the San Francisco Administrative Code 
enacted after the initial execution of said lease are 
incorporated therein and made a part of the lease. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Report of the General Manager 

Water Usage 

Mr. Dean Coffey, General Manager of Public Utilities, distributed the 
Bi-Weekly Report on Water Usage to the Commissioners, and said that 
for the first time since mandatory rationing went into effect, we are 
now "on target". 

Cable Car Braking System 

Mr. Robert Highfill, Chief Equipment Engineer, Municipal Railway, 
distributed to the Commission a chart showing the testing schedule 
for the cable car braking system. He summarized previous studies by 
consultants on the cable car brake system going back to 1980. In 
1986, using grant funds a contract was awarded to D&D Engineering to 
redesign and improve the wooden track brake that goes against the 
shoe that hits the track. He said the consultant went back and 
looked at all the previous studies to see what work had already been 
done, so as not to duplicate that work. From July of 1986 until the 
present, D&D developed a hydraulically actuated track brake. In 
November of 1987, they did baseline testing and in January of 1988 
they tested a prototype track brake that had hydraulic actuators on 
it. It worked well and they saw a 20 to 30% improvement in braking, 
but he said, the operators had a few problems with the shoes not 
lifting up at the turntable. The brake was redesigned and a 
prototype is being fabricated which will be ready for installation 
and non-revenue testing at the end of October or first part of 
November. Once the brake proves it can be effective, staff will 
proceed with retrofitting the rest of the fleet around the Spring of 
1989. 

Station Agent 

Mr. Coffey said that two meetings ago the Commission asked for the 
Department to report on the complaints mentioned by the station agent 
at that meeting. 

Mr. George Newkirk, Director of Labor Relations and Management 
Development, Municipal Railway, reported that immediately following 
the meeting he had a conversation with and subsequently had written 
correspondence with Local 790, which is the Union that represents the 
station agents. First, he said he wanted to assure the Commission 
that the Union has stated in writing that they agree that their 
complaints have not fallen on deaf ears. We have been attempting to 
work with them on a number of the issues that were raised by the 
employee at the meeting. He said the issues that they have not been 
able to resolve are budgetary issues related to staffing. Mr. 
Newkirk said that he had been meeting with the Business Agent of SEIU 
for some time on a periodic basis. Now they have agreed to meet at 
the work site to have regularly scheduled meetings with the Station 
Operations Manager and representatives of the station agents at the 
work site. Regarding the air in the station, the Union has been 
informed that the air has been tested as part of an ongoing testing 
program, and that it is safe. 

With reference to the United Nations Plaza safety situation, that is 
an issue that has to be dealt with by the San Francisco Police 
Department which is working diligently to deal with crime in that 
general area and throughout the City. 

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Item 10 — Consideration of Modification of the Contract with 
N Graphic. 

Mr. Jaimie Levin, Director of Public Service, said that it would be 
in the best interest of the Municipal Railway to maintain the 
continuity of the work N Graphic is doing and continue their contract 
for at least another two years. 

President Flynn commented that the procedure suggested was without 
precedent. He said he would not support it because it was 
inconceivable to request funds from two budget years, and also, staff 
was asking for an increase of 50% in the amount which is presently 
being paid. 

Ms. Alice Fialkin, the Business Representative of Local 200 of the 
Transport Workers Union, said that the Union had no opposition to 
this contract but that there is a provision in their contract which 
says that before the City lets a contract involving work that could 
be done with City employees, that the City has to consult with the 
Union. She said they have a woman in Class 1773, who is a Media 
Specialist. The contract calls for possibly doing audio-visual 
services, and that is exactly the kind of work that would be done by 
a Media Specialist "in-house". Ms. Fialkin requested that the City 
hold off in taking action on this until they have time to "meet and 
confer" with the Union. 

Commissioner Chiesa requested that this matter be continued to allow 
staff to resolve this matter with the Union. 

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Resolution No. 88-0355 — Cancelling the Construction of the Crystal 
Springs Water Treatment Plant. 

Mr. Arthur Jensen, Deputy General Manager of the Water Department, 
said this item represents the results of a study which determined 
that the job could be done in a better way than originally intended. 
In 1985, bonds were sold for two projects: the expansion of San 
Andreas Water Treatment Plant; and the construction of a new Crystal 
Springs plant. He said the current recommendations are to not build 
the Crystal Springs plant, but instead to expand the San Andreas 
Plant another increment. He said a third recommendation is to build 
a second Irvington Tunnel, which is a tunnel in the East Bay, 
representing a weak spot in the system. The recommendation to 
construct a second tunnel addresses a separate system concern about 
reliability and it's not a part of this bond project, and would not 
be funded with these bonds. The future expansion of the San Andreas 
Plant that is recommended provides the same, in fact greater, 
benefits than the construction of the Crystal Springs Plant and would 
do so with less capital costs, and with a lower ongoing operating 
cost. He said that because of the savings associated with not 
building the Crystal Springs Plant, they are able not only to perform 
the additional expansion of San Andreas but also to provide some 
other water quality treatment improvements at San Andreas in the form 
of ozonation to the facilities associated with the operation of that 
plant. They will also be able to do projects elsewhere in the 
system, including a new pipeline from Calaveras Reservoir to the 
Sunol Treatment Plant, upgrading at the Sunol Treatment Plant, 
pumping station improvements, and perhaps build an intertie with the 
Santa Clara Valley Water District. However, staff is not asking for 
an appropriation for the intertie at this time. The alternate 



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projects staff would like to perform with the bonds, relate to the 
same general purpose for which the bonds were originally sold, and 
that is increasing the reliability with which the Water Department 
can serve properly treated water. These facilities are required 
components of the system. Even at today's level of demand, they do 
not presume any growth in the service area but at the same time they 
are congruent with any future expansion of the service area and any 
new facilities which might be required to meet future demands. 

On motion of Commissioner Chiesa, seconded by Commissioner Rodis, 
Resolution No. 88-0355 was unanimously adopted. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 2:55 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 






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MINUTES 

.^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 
Room 282, City Hall 
2:00 P.M. 
•^ October 25, 1988 

COMMISSIONERS 

H. Welton Flynn, President 

Arthur V. Toupin, Vice President 

Jeffrey Lee 

Sherri Chiesa 

Rodel E. Rodis 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

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DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 






Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 

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Call to Order: 2:25 P.M. 



Present: President H. Welton Flynn, Vice President Arthur V. 

Toupin, Commissioner Sherri Chiesa, Commissioner Rodel E 
Rodis 



Excused: Commissioner Jeffrey Lee 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the Minutes of the Regular 
Meeting of September 27 and October 11, 1988 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0357 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$95,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0358 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2007, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Taylor Street from Golden Gate Avenue to Sutter 
Street and from Pine Street to Washington Street. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0359 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2013, 12-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Mission Street between Cotter Street and Onondaga 
Street. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Chiesa, Rodis 



88-182 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0360 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2018, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Polk Street between Ellis Street and Clay Street. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0361 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco water Department Contract No. 
WD-2020, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Chestnut Street between Larkin Street and Leavenworth 
Street; Francisco Street between Hyde Street and 
Leavenworth Street; Larkin, Greenwich and other 
streets . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0362 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2023, 16-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Fillmore Street between Haight and Ellis Streets. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0363 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2024, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Eucalyptus Street from Westmoreland to Meadowbrook 
Streets; Gellert Street from Clearfield to 
Middlefield Streets; Everglade and other streets. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0364 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-794R, San Joaquin 
Pipelines - Repair Exterior Coating. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Chiesa, Rodis 

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On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0365 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 

Water Department Contract No. WD-1998, 8-Inch Ductile 
Iron Main Installation in Point Lobos Avenue, Great 
Highway and Balboa Street from Cliff House to 46th 
Avenue, as satisfactorily completed; approving Credit 
Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
$2,119.00; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $5,091.85 to Ranger Pipelines, Inc. and 
Interlane General Engineering, Inc., A Joint Venture, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0366 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 

Water Department Contract No. WD-2002, 8-Inch Ductile 
Iron Main Installation in Marin Street from Bayshore 
Boulevard to Kansas Street and Barneveld Avenue from 
Rickard to Silver Avenue, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Debit Contract Modification No. 
1 in the amount of $74.30;. and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $3,256.88 to Uniacke 
Construction, Inc. and Vickers Concrete Sawing, AJV, 
Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0367 GM Extending the term of the Agreement with Thelen, 
Marrin, Johnson & Bridges, for the Cable Car 
Rehabilitation Project, for a period of two (2) 
years, expiring on February 11, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0368 MR Authorizing the General Manager of the Municipal 
Railway to modify the Railway's contract with 
N-Graphic, a design consultant, extending the term of 
the contract through June 30, 1989, in an amount not 
to exceed $100,000 . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Chiesa, Rodis 



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On motion of Rodis, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0369 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to begin a 

temporary detour of Market Street transit lines, 
around the reconstruction area between 3rd Street to 
8th Street inbound and outbound; from October 31 
through November 23, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0370 MR Authorizing the Director of Property to enter into an 
annual lease agreement for the Caltrans lot at 
Division & Bryant, at a cost not to exceed $10,000 
per year. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0371 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Hetch Hetchy from 
time to time to enter into short-term agreements with 
the Modesto and Turlock Irrigation Districts, to 
purchase at favorable rates available excess power 
when City cannot generate enough power to meet its 
commitments . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0372 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into a revision of the Agreeement between 
Pacific Gas and Electric Company and the City and 
County of San Francisco dated December 21, 1987, for 
the purpose of making a technical adjustment to the 
delivery loss factors between City plants and 
scheduling points; effective April 1, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0373 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Hetch Hetchy to 
enter into an agreement with Pacific Gas & Electric 
Company, on behalf of the Convention Facilities 
Department, to purchase a spare transformer at 
Moscone Center. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Chiesa, Rodis 
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On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

88-0374 E Approving the selection of Muni Metro Alternative No 
2 - Underground Alignment as the preferred 
alternative for the Muni Metro Turnaround Project. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted in Executive Session 

88-0375 CC Approving settlement in the case of Tracy Kipp vs. 
City and County of San Francisco. 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

88-0376 CC Approving Supplemental Appropriation in the amount of 
$2.8 million dollars. 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Report of the General Manager 

Reductions in Municipal Railway Service 

Mr. Dean Coffey, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported that 
reductions in Municipal Railway service had gone into effect on 
October 1st, and that Mr. Peter Straus would brief the Commission on 
the public reaction to those reductions. 

Mr. Peter Straus, Director of Service Planning, Municipal Railway, 
said implementation of the cuts went smoothly, due to a high degree 
of commitment, professionalism, and teamwork from all parts of the 
Municipal Railway. Community Affairs distributed 150,000 of the 
"Don't Miss the Bus" brochures, and 100,000 timetables. However, 
there were a number of complaints about the 41 and 45 Lines on Union 
Street. The principal complaints about the 41 Line were about 
capacity, he said, and on the 45 Line, the complaints were about 
service reliability, since this bus operates over Stockton Street 
now. He said they are monitoring these complaints very carefully. 
Mr. Straus also said putting articulated buses on the #9 Line had 
worked very well in accommodating the loads on that line. He pointed 
out, however, that staff was still monitoring the #9 Line carefully 
and also the #42 and #15 Lines. The other area where there had been 
a lot of concern was on Mt. Davidson, where the dilution of service 
on the #36 and #34 Lines had lead to an increase in the number of 
buses on Mt. Davidson streets. Staff received numerous letters and 
phone calls concerning this. He said there had been a community 
meeting about this last week. Staff is not recommending any route 
changes at this time. He reported that the new #88 Line, which is 



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operating in place of the 17, 17X, 88, and 70 Lake Merced lines is 
working very well. Regarding the 41 Line, staff had received a 
number of complaints from people who work at the Stock Exchange and 
need to get to work at 5:30 a.m. He said the department expects to 
be able to add an additional trip to accommodate these people. 
Regarding the elimination of mid-day service on the #32 Embarcadero 
Line, he said staff is now evaluating a number of alternatives. 

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Bridge Toll Increase 

Mr. Edward Harrington, Acting Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
PUC, briefed the Commission regarding the possible increase of Bridge 
Tolls to $1.00 via Regional Measure 1. He said Measure 1, which 
would increase all bridge tolls in the Bay Area to $1.00, was 
endorsed by the Board of Supervisors on October 24th, and that the 
Mayor was expected to endorse it today. The measure would provide 
about $3 million dollars for certain rail projects within the City 
and County of San Francisco. 

******** 

$1.00 Fare Box Use Report 

Mr. William G. Stead, General Manager, Municipal Railway, spoke in 
opposition to the use of the Candlestick Park steel lock boxes as a 
means to allow tourists and others to use $1.00 bills. He said that 
the department's position and also the Transport Workers Union, Local 
250-A's position, is that this idea is highly inadvisable and that 
the department should not collect $1.00 bills until such time as 
adequate fare collection and extraction equipment has been installed 
on the vehicles and at the revenue center. Mr. Stead said that given 
the current state of crime throughout the City, staff feels that 
having the lock boxes on their equipment with money in them would 
endanger the operators and cause an increase in crime. He also said 
that the Police Department concurred on this point. Commissioner 
Toupin asked what the Muni's position was regarding getting new fare 
boxes. Mr. Stead replied staff advocates spending $5 to $7 million 
dollars to equip the fleet and facilities to handle $1.00 bills when 
the fare goes to $1.00. He added that both Boston and New York City 
do not accept $1.00 bills. They use tokens or require exact change. 
The Commission may want to consider the pros and cons before 
purchasing $7 million worth of equipment. 

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Cable Car Stamp 

Mr. Stead announced that the Commissioners and staff were invited by 
the United States Postal Service to the "First Day of Issue Ceremony" 
for the new 20-cent Cable Car Stamp on Friday, October 28, 1988, at 
Union Square, which would be attended by the Postmaster General of 
the United States. 

******** 

Transit Impact Development Fee 

Mr. Harrington reported that staff received word that the Supreme 
Court declined to hear the second major case on the Transit Impact 
Development Fee, thus freeing up $12 to $13 million dollars in escrow 
accounts . 

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Harrison Street and Treat Avenue Projects 

Mr. Coffey recommended naming the Treat Avenue Facility, "The William 
B. Scott Non-Revenue Vehicle Facility". Mr. Scott was formerly a 
General Manager of the Municipal Railway, he said, and had devoted 
much of his life to the Municipal Railway. Mr. Coffey recommended 
naming the Harrison Street Facility "The H. Welton Flynn Motor Coach 
Division"; in respect for what Commissioner Flynn has done for the 
Municipal Railway. Mr. Coffey said that resolutions on these two 
items would be submitted for the next calendar. 

******** 

Item No. 9 — Year End Financial and Management by Objective 
Performance Reports. 

Managers of all units gave their 1987-88 Year End Financial and 
Management by Objective Performance Reports. Copies of the reports 
are on file. 

******** 

Resolution No. 88-0369 — Authorizing the Municipal Railway to begin 
a temporary detour of Market Street transit lines, around the 
reconstruction area between 3rd Street to 8th Street, from October 31 
through November 23, 1988. 

Mr. Stead recommended detouring buses off Market Street because of 
construction work being done by a DPW contractor. The reasons cited 
for the recommendation were: reports of 22 incidents due to rough 
riding and pot holes; operator industrial accidents were up 20%; 
complaints from the public were up 5%; and the vehicle failure rate 
was up about 400%. Mr. Stead displayed a map showing the proposed 
detour route and said that staff was prepared to initiate the detour 
on Monday, October 31st, and that the public would be notified 
through signs and press releases. 

Commissioner Toupin asked if there had been any input from the 
merchants along Market Street. 

Mr. Stead replied that there had not, except through their 
recommendations as passengers who had been jostled around due to the 
construction work. In response to questions, Mr. Stead said he had 
not been informed of any request by the contractor for an extension 
of time. They are on schedule. 



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Resolution No. 88-0372 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to enter into a revision of the Agreement between Pacific 
Gas and Electric Company and the City and County of San Francisco 
dated December 21, 1987; and Resolution No. 88-0373 -- Authorizing 
the General Manager of Hetch Hetchy to enter into an agreement with 
Pacific Gas and Electric Company to purchase a spare transformer at 
Moscone Center. 

President Flynn asked to be excused from voting on these items 
because of his interest in PG&E, and he asked Commissioner Toupin to 
take the gavel on these items. On motion of Toupin, and seconded by 
Chiesa, President Flynn was excused from voting on these resolutions, 

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Resolution No. 88-0374 — Approving the selection of Muni Metro 
Alternative No. 2 - Underground Alignment as the preferred 
alternative for the Muni Metro Turnaround Project. 

Mr. Merrill Cohn, Senior Project Engineer, Utilities Engineering 
Bureau, described this project which is designed to increase the 
capacity of the Muni Metro system. A decision needs to be made as to 
whether the turnaround would be underground or on the surface. He 
said upon approval by the Commission of the selected Alternative, 
staff would prepare the final Environmental Impact Report and forward 
it to Urban Mass Transportation Administration to get funding to 
complete the project. The underground alternative would cost about 
$83 million dollars, and the surface alternative would cost about $62 
million dollars, a difference in cost of $20 million dollars. 
Matching funds would come from the State, and other funds would 
possibly come from Hetch Hetchy. The City's General Fund would not 
be impacted. Mr. Cohn said the Engineering Bureau had received 
letters from several agencies, including the Port Authority, BART, 
and the Redevelopment Agency, all recommending adoption of the 
underground alternative. This project had also passed through the 
Management Oversight Committee, which consists of people from major 
City departments. Mr. Cohn pointed out that the Police Department 
was concerned about traffic problems if the surface choice were made, 
since they would then have to close off several streets to 
accommodate the surface alternative. He said the City Planning 
Commission heard these alternative plans at their meeting on October 
20th, and they found the underground alternative in conformity with 
the City's Master Plan. Mr. Cohn recommened approval of the 
underground alternative as the preferred plan. 

On motion by Commission Toupin and seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, 
Resolution No. 88-0374 was unanimously adopted. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:55 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
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CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

November 8, 1988 

COMMISSIONERS 

H. Welton Flynn, President 

Arthur V. Toupin, Vice President 

Jeffrey Lee 

Sherri Chiesa 

Rodel E. Rodis 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

NOV 2 1 19S8 

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DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:10 P.M. 



Present: President H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner Rodel E. Rodis 

Excused: Vice President Arthur V. Toupin, Commissioner Jeffrey Lee 

On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chiesa, the Minutes of the Regular 
Meeting of October 25, 1988 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0377 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance 
to apply for, accept, and expend $11,130,000 from the 
Federal UMTA Section 3 capital assistance program, 
including the required local contribution, for the 
Muni Metro Turnback Project. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0378 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance 
to apply for, accept, and expend $999,000 of Federal 
Capital Assistance and required local match funds to 
implement the F-EMBARCADERO Streetcar Extension. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0379 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance 
to apply for, accept, and expend $14,586,075 of 
UMTA's Section 3 Capital Assistance, and State and 
regional local match funds for completion of 
engineering and construction work for the 31-BALBOA 
Electrification Project. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



88-191 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0380 MR Approving Revolving Fund Payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, totaling 
$233,604.47, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of September, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0381 WD Approving collections in the amount of $7,613.12, 

which the San Francisco Water Department has against 
miscellaneous debtors for the months of July, August, 
and September, 1988, and two write-off debts in the 
amount of $14,833.82. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0382 BLHP Approving collections in the amount of $15,232.24, 
which the Bureau of Light, Heat, and Power has 
against miscellaneous debtors for the months of July, 
August, and September, 1988, and two write-off debts 
in the amount of $4,247.88. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0383 WD Approving plans and specifications as prepared and 

recommended by staff and authorizing Bid Call for San 
Francisco Water Department Contract No. WD-2025, 
8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Pine Street 
between Grant Avenue and Leavenworth Street. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0384 WD Approving plans and specifications as prepared and 

recommended by staff and authorizing Bid Call for San 
Francisco Water Department Contract No. WD-2026, 
6-Inch and 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Carl Street between Hillway Avenue and Clayton Street, 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



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On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0385 WD Approving plans and specifications as prepared and 

recommended by staff and authorizing Bid Call for San 
Francisco Water Department Contract No. WD-2030, 
6-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Tehama 
Street, Harriet Street, Rausch Street and Langton 
Street. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0386 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 

Water Department Contract WD-2005, Suburban Division 
Road Paving, as satisfactorily completed; approving 
Debit Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
$11,940.72; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $23,755.97 to C. F. Archibald Paving, Inc., 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0387 MR Accepting the work performed under Professional 
Services Agreement for design and construction 
support for the Reconstruction of San Francisco 
Municipal Railway's Forest Hill Station (Phase B) as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Debit Contract 
Modification No. 5 in the amount of $28,165.56; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $43,007.00 
to the Consultant, Esherick, Homsey, Dodge and 
Davis/Rutherford and Chekene, A Joint Venture. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0388 EC Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a supplemental appropriation in the 
amount of $44,389 and requesting amendment to the 
Annual Salary Ordinance to reclassify two budgeted 
positions in the Bureau of Energy Conservation. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



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On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0389 FM Approving and hereby requesting the Controller's 

concurrence in amendment of Rules and Regulations for 
Public Utilities Commission Revolving Funds for 
checking accounts, petty cash and change funds to 
provide for more efficient use of available resources 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0390 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 
execute Modification No. 1 to the Agreement with Peat, 
Marwick, Main & Co., increasing the contract amount by 
$60,000 and renewing the contract for a term of one 
year . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0391 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to enter into a 

lease arrangement with the Emporium Department store 
to lease cable car Lines No. 59 and 60 for three (3) 
hours on Sunday, November 20, 1988, in conjunction 
with their 1988 Christmas Parade; lease revenue will 
total $12,686.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0392 E Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2016, Sunol Valley Water Treatment Plant - Sludge 
Scraper Replacement, in the amount of $88,993.00 to 
Stacey and Witbeck, Inc./Rogers/Genner , A Joint 
Venture, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Chiesa, Rodis 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 

Commission . 

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Report of the General Manager 

Office of Film Production 

Mr. Dean Coffey, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported that 
the Mayor had established the Office of Film Production. He said this 

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will result in loss of revenue for the Municipal Railway that was 
formerly used in the Employee Awards Program. He said staff is 
looking at new resources to continue to fund that Program. As that 
develops he will report to the Commission. 

******** 

Public Hearing 

Resolution No. 88-0377 — Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of 
Finance to apply for, accept, and expend $11,130,000 from the Federal 
UMTA Section 3 Capital Assistant Program, including the required local 
contribution for the Muni Metro Turnback Project; and 

Resolution No. 88-0378 — Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of 
Finance to apply for, accept, and expend $999,000 of Federal Capital 
Assistance and required local match funds to implement the 
F-EMBARCADERO Streetcar Extension; and 

Resolution No. 88-0379 -- Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of 
Finance to apply for, accept, and expend $14,586,075 of UMTA ' s Section 
3 Capital Assistance, and State and regional local match funds for 
completion of engineering and construction work for the 31-BALBOA 
Electrification Project. 

Mr. Edward Harrington, Acting Assistant General Manager, Finance, said 
that these three grants had been prepared by Gail Bloom, Transit 
Planner, PUC Finance. 

Ms. Bloom addressed the Commission. She said the first grant 
application would allow City to use UMTA Section 3 funds for the Muni 
Metro Turnback. She said the grant will enable City to complete 
engineering activities and then start construction activities. Funds 
are allocated 50-50 in the grant application between final engineering 
and advanced construction work. The funds would also allow City to 
hire an archeologist to do some structural work for the freeway, which 
the City will be working on. 

Ms. Bloom said the second grant application is for the F-EMBARCADERO 
Streetcar Extension, which represents a continuation of the work City 
has been doing on Market Street. This grant will provide engineering 
funds for City to design the track and overhead power supply system 
for the F-MARKET interface work, as well as to design the terminal. 
She anticipates City will actually receive the funds for this grant in 
March or June of 1989. 

Ms. Bloom said the third grant application is for Section 3 Funds and 
would fund construction activities for the 31-BALBOA Electrification, 
and City would expect to receive the funds in March or June of 1989. 
Background material on the 31-BALBOA Electrification was distributed. 

President Flynn asked Ms. Bloom when she anticipated City would use 
the funds. 

Ms. Bloom replied that regarding the Muni Metro Turnback Project, this 
grant would augment the existing funds they have from the State and 
from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Whenever the grant 
arrives we will encumber roughly half of it in terms of professional 
services contracts, some of which will be continuations of prior work, 
and some will be new professional services contracts. 

Ms. Bloom said that regarding the 31-BALBOA Electrification Project, 
the Utilities Engineering Bureau is already engaged in engineering 
activities and would have a need for construction funds in roughly 18 
months, which is consistent with applications for local match funds 
City is starting to make. 

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Ms. Bloom said that concerning the F-EMBARCADERO Streetcar Extension, 
the design work would be done by staff and City could get started as 
soon as the funds are available. 

President Flynn said that he understood then that City would have some 
time between the date of receipt and the date that City would actually 

use the funds. 

Ms. Bloom said, "yes". 

President Flynn opened the meeting for public comments. There being 
none, the public hearing was closed. 

On motion of Commissioner Chiesa, seconded by Commissioner Rodis, 
Resolutions No. 88-0377, 88-0378, and 88-0379 were adopted. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED TO EXECUTIVE SESSION ON PERSONNEL 
MATTERS: 2:30 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
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November 22, 1988 



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COMMISSIONERS 

H. Welton Flynn, President 

Arthur V. Toupin, Vice President 

Jeffrey Lee 

Sherri Chiesa 

Rodel E. Rodis 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:15 P.M. 



Present: President H. Welton Flynn, Vice President Arthur V. 

Toupin, Commissioner Jeffrey Lee, Commissioner Sherri 
Chiesa, Commissioner Rodel E. Rodis 

On motion of Lee, seconded by Toupin, the Minutes of the Regular 
Meeting of November 8, 1988 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0393 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$20,245.12. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0394 MR Approving Revolving Fund Payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, totaling 
$325,378.95, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of October, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0395 MR Approving compromise settlements in the amount of 

$647.13, and collections in the amount of $17,568.70 
for payment of damage claims which the Municipal 
Railway has against miscellaneous debtors for the 
month of October, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0396 MR Approving Contract Modification No. 5 totaling 

$150,000.00 to Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-859 
- Harrison Street Facility - General Construction, 
Roebellen Engineering, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 
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On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0397 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-1970, 16-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation in Evans Avenue, 
Hunters Point Boulevard and Innes Avenue between 
Jennings and Fitch Streets, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Credit Contract Modification No. 
1 in the amount of $6,550.00; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $15,094.00 to Ranger 
Pipelines, Inc., and Interlane General Engineering, A 
Joint Venture, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0398 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 

Water Department Contract WD-2001, 12-Inch Ductile 
Iron Main Installation in Blanken Avenue between 
Tunnel Avenue and Executive Park Boulevard, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Credit Contract 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $5,068.50; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $6,595.20 
to Ranger Pipelines, Inc., and A. Ruiz Construction 
Co. and Associates, Inc., A Joint Venture, Contractor 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0399 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing bid call 
for Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-799, Hetch Hetchy 
Fuel Tank Replacement — Various Locations. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0400 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 

modify its contract with the California Environmental 
Internship Program to extend the existing 
professional services agreement until June 30, 1989, 
and to increase the contract amount by $35,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



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On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0401 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 

modify its contract (CT #40 70034) with John Nimmons 
and Associates to extend the existing professional 
services agreement to December 31, 1989, and to 
increase the contract amount by $18,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0402 MR Naming the Municipal Railway Motor Coach Facility at 
1940 Harrison St. the "H. WELTON FLYNN MOTOR COACH 
DIVISION" . 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 
Excused - Flynn 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0403 MR Naming the Municipal Railway non-revenue vehicle shop 
and garage at 1849 Harrison St. the "WILLIAM B. SCOTT 
FACILITY" . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0404 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to begin operation 
of the 82X-LEVI PLAZA EXPRESS weekdays only, funded 
by increasing the number of hours charged against the 
contract with the California Department of 
Transportation (Caltrans). 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0405 WD Approving the sale of a 10-ft. wide sewer easement to 
the County of San Mateo, subject to certain 
conditions set forth by the San Francisco Water 
Department and authorizing the Director of Property 
to proceed with legislation for enactment by the 
Board of Supervisors to approve and grant the sale. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



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On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0406 E Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. 801, J-Line 
Connection - General Construction, in the amount of 
$17,262,363.00 to Homer J. Olsen, Inc., Contractor; 
authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance 
to apply for, accept, and expend up to $1,900,000 of 
Metropolitan Transportation Commission allocated 
resources and/or San Francisco Municipal Railway 
Improvement Corporation funds, to supplement existing 
financing for the J-Line Connection Project; and 
requesting the Directors of the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation to allocate 
local financing as needed for this Project. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0407 E Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-1985, Crystal Springs and San Andreas Reservoirs - 
Tower and Tunnel Lighting, in the amount of 
$109,496.00 to Mayer/Amelco/McMillan/Monarch, A Joint 
Venture, Contractor; and rescinding the award of the 
contract to Garraway & Associates. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0408 E Authorizing the Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau 
to amend the Mor r ison-Knudsen Engineers agreement to 
increase the amount by $120,000.00 and to extend the 
completion date to December 12, 1989; and authorizing 
the Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau to increase 
the amount of the Allstate Geotechnical Services 
agreement by the amount of $150,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0409 E Requesting the Controller to transfer $500,000 from 
Appropriation No. 33-001-693-01-336248, Moccasin 
Creek Bypass-Repair Lining, to Appropriation No. 
002-01-33-705-602714, Cherry-Eleanor Pump Station, to 
augment funds for the Cherry-Eleanor Pump Station 
Project in order to complete construction. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



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On motion of Lee, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0410 FM Authorizing the PUC General Manager to extend the 

current agreement with Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) 
for six months, from January 1, 1989 to June 30, 
1989; directing the Assistant General Manager, 
Finance, to negotiate with BART staff and propose a 
new contract to the PUC before June 30, 1989; and 
requesting the BART Board of Directors to concur in 
likewise extending the current contract until June 
30, 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0411 CC Authorizing the execution of the First Supplemental 
Agreement in Modification of Lease for the San 
Francisco Unified School District so as to modify 
Article Seven , Section 7.01 , "Permitted Use" 
provision of the original ground lease for that 
certain parcel of land under the jurisdiction of the 
Water Department, located at the southeast corner of 
7th Avenue and Lawton Street, in San Francisco; and 
submitting this First Supplemental Agreement in 
Modification of Lease to the Board of Supervisors for 
confirmation by Ordinance. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

******** 

Report of the General Manager 

Mr. Dean Coffey, General Manager of Public Utilities, said that in 
light of recent weather conditions, he has asked the Water Department 
and Hetch Hetchy managers to give reports to the Commission on 
weather conditions. 

Mr. Arthur Jensen, Deputy General Manager, San Francisco Water 
Department, briefed the Commission on the status of the water 
rationing program and water use to date, and the water storage 
situation. Mr. Jensen presented a graph which showed the total water 
storage and monthly water use in 1987 and 1988, the original 
allotment schedule, the allotment program after adjustment, and 
actual water use to date. He said the department had exceeded the 
water rationing goal. In considering what action should be taken 
later in the year, the factors that should be considered are: how 
much reserve storage would be appropriate if this winter proves dry, 
and, the possibility of yet another dry winter; i.e., taking a 
conservative approach to make sure we can provide water to our 
customers, looking at various levels of water conservation, and 



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considering what impacts or consequences they may have upon the 
service area, and also considering what opportunities there are to 
purchase water. Mr. Jensen said he would be getting back to the 
Commission later with some specifics regarding these decisions. 

Mr. Anson Moran, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, gave 
the Commission an update as to the status of water storage "up 
country". He circulated a picture of Lake Lloyd showing it to be dry 
at the present time. He said that the department had taken advantage 
of the drought to do maintenance work and to build a pump. He 
presented a graph showing a 10-year average of total storage in the 
system. He pointed out that it is too early to tell if the drought 
is over. He said the storage levels are still very low and that 
storage levels need to show a recovery before staff can consider the 
water situation a healthy one. Mr. Moran showed a graph comparing 
1986, which was a wet year, to 1988, a dry year. He said that 
through mid-February, both years were virtually indistinguishable and 
tracked the average curve. He said it wasn't until some very 
significant storms in February that 1986 made its character known. 
Mr. Moran said the current year is also being plotted on this graph. 
Currently it is tracking the average curve, but it is far too early 
to be able to tell where that will lead. He said it just isn't 
possible in November, December or even January, to predict what the 
water year will look like. 

******** 

Buses on Market Street 

Mr. Coffey reported that the buses which had been rerouted off Market 
Street due to construction work would be back on Market Street on 
Wednesday morning, November 23, 1988, and press releases to that 
effect would be going out. 

******** 

Resolution No. 88-0394 — Approving Revolving Fund payments made by 
the Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, for settlement of claims 
against the Municipal Railway, for October, 1988. 

President Flynn asked if the Claims Department would clarify how it 
justifies settlement of a claim for five times the amount of the 
original claim. 

Deborah Rohrer, Manager, Claims and Contracts, reported that 
sometimes a claim will come in at a certain dollar amount and then 
when the person's medical bills come in, demands oftentimes go up 
beyond what the claim was originally listed at. She went on to say 
that the Bureau has tried to go back and change the amount claimed in 
the record-keeping system to the amount actually demanded, but that 
they don't always catch it. 

President Flynn requested that the Commission receive an explanation 
in the future when such situations occur. 

******** 

Resolution No. 88-0402 — Naming the Municipal Railway Motor Coach 
Facility at 1940 Harrison Street the "H. WELTON FLYNN MOTOR COACH 
DIVISION" . 

President Flynn asked to be excused at this point and turned the 
gavel over to Vice President Toupin. 



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Mr. William G. Stead, General Manager, San Francisco Municipal 
Railway, described the two new facilities at 1940 Harrison Street and 
at 1849 Harrison Street. He said he had asked for suggested names 
for these two new facilities, and that after speaking with literally 
hundreds of Railway employees, it was unanimous to name the new 
Municipal Railway Motor Coach Facility at 1940 Harrison Street in 
honor of President Flynn. 

Mr. Curtis E. Green, former General Manager of the Municipal Railway, 
urged the Commission to name the building at 1940 Harrison Street the 
"H. WELTON FLYNN MOTOR COACH DIVISION". Mr. Green said he had known 
Mr. Flynn for many years as a personal friend and as a professional 
person. He said Mr. Flynn first came to the attention of the 
Municipal Railway when he was a member of the San Francisco Municipal 
Railway Improvement Corporation — which is the organization set up to 
provide funds to build the Municipal Railway into the state-of-the 
art system that we now see. 

Supervisor Willie B. Kennedy spoke in favor of the nomination of Mr. 
Flynn in recognition of the number of years he devoted to the Public 
Utilities Commission. 

Supervisor Doris Ward expressed her delight that Mr. Flynn was being 
so honored. 

Mr. Larry Martin, International Representative of the Transport 
Workers Union, Local 250, spoke on behalf of the workers and said he 
felt Commissioner Flynn had always been fair to the workers and that 
he deserved this opportunity to have the Harrison Street Motor Coach 
Facility named after him. 

Commissioner Toupin said that it's the feeling of all of the 
Commissioners that Mr. Flynn's long and effective service to this 
organization is well-known, not only in this room but around the City 

On motion of Commissioner Rodis, seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, the 
Commission voted unanimously to name the new facility after President 
H. Welton Flynn. 

Commissioner Flynn then thanked the Commission and said that this was 
probably the single most eventful and nicest thing that the 
Commission could have done for him. The building will be a legacy to 
his family, his granddaughter, his son, his wife and himself. He 
said that next July 20th, his family will be having a reunion in San 
Francisco, and he asked if the department could have the dedication 
ceremony around July 21st or so, as his family will be here in San 
Francisco at that time. Commissioner Flynn also said he wanted to 
personally thank Mr. Stead and his fellow Commissioners. 

At this point, Vice President Toupin returned the gavel back to 
President Flynn. 

******** 

Resolution No. 88-0403 -- Naming the Municipal Railway Shop and 
Garage at 1849 Harrison Street the "WILLIAM B. SCOTT FACILITY". 

Mr. Stead addressed the Commission, and said that Mr. William B. 
Scott had recently passed away at the age of 101, and that Mr. Scott 
had served as General Manager in the middle years of Muni's history, 
in the late 1940's and through the 1950's. Mr. Scott had been 
instrumental when the Municipal Railway took over other operations, 



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such as the Market Street Railway. Mr. Stead said he felt it would 
be very fitting to name this smaller facility after Mr. William B. 
Scott, whom he said he believed was the third General Manager in the 
Muni succession. 

The Commission then decided to remove the words, "NON-REVENUE" from 
the name of this facility. 

As amended, the Commission voted unanimously to name the new facility 
after William B. Scott. 

******** 

Resolution No. 88-0404 — Authorizing the Municipal Railway to begin 
operation of the 82X-LEVI PLAZA EXPRESS, weekdays only. 

Mr. Angelo Figone, General Superintendent, Service Planning, 
Scheduling and Data Services, San Francisco Municipal Railway, 
described the 80-EXPRESS and 81-EXPRESS as two lines that are funded 
by CALTRANS through a contract with the Municipal Railway to provide 
commute peak-hour only service through the Financial District to the 
Cal-Train Depot. The existing contract allows CALTRANS to increase 
hours or decrease service or hours on either of these two routes. He 
said the contract also allows them to add service where they see 
fit. This is a new service that they wish to add, at no cost to the 
Municipal Railway. 

Mr. Michael Cronbach, Transit Planner, San Francisco Municipal 
Railway described the route of the new 82X-LEVI PLAZA EXPRESS and 
said that the Municipal Railway plans to start service on this new 
route in early January. 

******** 

Resolution No. 88-0406 — Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. 
801, J-Line Connection - General Construction, in the amount of 
$17,262,363 to Homer J. Olsen, Inc., Contractor. 

Commissioner Lee asked what is being done in regard to vibration 
mitigation measures. 

Mr. Donald Keener, Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau, said that 
in areas where the vibration could be felt by people in adjacent 
houses, the contract provides for installation of a rubber mat which 
will prevent vibration from being transmitted from the rail to the 
ground, to existing structures. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:20 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
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Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

December 13, 1988 



DOCUMENT? 



COMMISSIONERS 

H. Welton Flynn, President 

Arthur V. Toupin, Vice President 

Jeffrey Lee 

Sherri Chiesa 

Rodel E. Rodis 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:12 P.M. 



Present: President H. Welton Flynn, Vice President Arthur V. 

Toupin, Commissioner Jeffrey Lee, Commissioner Rodel E. 
Rodis 

Excused: Commissioner Sherri Chiesa 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the Minutes of the Regular 
Meeting of November 22, 1988 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Lee, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0412 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$17,500.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0413 WD Requesting the Controller to draw a warrant in favor 
of Annie Williams in the amount of $16,000.00, in 
full settlement of the claim against the Water 
Department arising from personal injury sustained 
following an accident at Potrero Avenue and 18th 
Street, San Francisco, on August 17, 1987. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0414 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
1987, Installation of Two 42-Inch Butterfly Valves in 
Junipero Serra Boulevard at Holloway Avenue, in the 
amount of $98,790.00 to Valentine Corporation, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



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On motion of Lee, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0415 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-1996, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Bush Street between Presidio Avenue and Octavia 
Street, in the amount of $497,145.00 to Uniacke 
Construction, Inc., and Vickers Concrete Sawing, AJV, 
Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0416 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 

Water Department Contract No. WD-1780, Construction 
of Crystal Springs Pipeline No. 3, Baden Valve Lot to 
Randolph Avenue, South San Francisco, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Debit Contract 
Modification No. 11 in the amount of $152,966.12; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$153,337.00 to Homer J. Olsen, Inc. and Francis 
Construction, Inc. A Joint Venture, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0417 HH Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy Water 
and Power Contract No. HH-783, Holm Powerhouse - 
Replace Roof, as satisfactorily completed; approving 
Credit Contract Modification No. 3 in the amount of 
$2,669.48; authorizing an extension of time for an 
unavoidable delay of 18 calendar days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $8,461.95 
to Western Roofing Service, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0418 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to extend the professional services contract with A. 
Lee Knight through September, 1989, in the amount of 
$25,000.00, for Mission Bay Planning Activities. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0419 WD Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 

Supervisors a supplemental appropriation to amend the 

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Water Department's operating budget, substituting the 
four (4) 1706 Telephone Operator positions with four 
(4) 1704 Communications Dispatcher I positions and 
four (4) 1708 Senior Telephone Operator positions 
with four (4) 1705 Communications Dispatcher II 
positions at the same appropriation levels and 
requesting amendment to the Annual Salary Ordinance 
to reflect this action. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0420 CC Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 

Supervisors that funding in the approximate amount of 
$6,460 be provided in accordance with Section 10, 
Subsection 7, of the Annual Appropriation Ordinance 
so that the position of 1632 Senior Account Clerk, in 
the Bureau of Claims & Contracts, may be filled 
immediately. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0421 GM Approving the appointment made by the General 

Manager, of Edward Harrington as Assistant General 
Manager, Finance, Public Utilities Commission. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0422 GM Approving cancellation of the December 27, 1988, 
Regular Commission Meeting. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0423 MR Approving and requesting the Controller to draw 

warrants in favor of Gordon MacKenzie's Warehouse in 
the amount of $31,109.55 and in favor of McCulloch 
Auto Supply in the amount of $56,113.72 in full 
settlement of claims against the Municipal Railway 
for unpaid invoices covering repair parts ordered by 
Municipal Railway employees. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



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On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0424 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to modify the New 

Flyer Industries Limited contract to include Revision 
"G" of the Master Resolution List to delete the 
California State Sales tax ($444,720.50), to purchase 
an additional 56 coaches ($8,806,000) for a total of 
106 coaches, and to add a spare parts package 
($165,000), for a total contract cost not to exceed 
$16,628,850; and authorizing the Municipal Railway to 
modify the American Computer Exchange, Inc. (ACEx) 
contract to inspect the additional 56 Standard Diesel 
Coaches and to inspect 45 30-Foot Diesel Coaches for 
an increased contract cost of $210,925, for a total 
ACEx contract cost not to exceed $570,368.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0425 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Hetch Hetchy Water 
and Power to execute agreements with Pacific Gas and 
Electric Company to change natural gas serving 
arrangements at the Community College at 800 Mission 
Street, the Municipal Railway Woods Facility, and 
Davies Symphony Hall. 

VOTE: Ayes - Toupin, Lee, Rodis 
Excused - Flynn 

On motion of Lee, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

88-0426 E Awarding Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Contract No. 
HH-798, Replacement of Trolley Poles at Various 
Locations, in the amount of $261,900.00, to Kingston 
Constructors, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Rodis 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Report of the General Manager 

State Transportation Hearing 

Mr. Dean Coffey, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported that 
the President of the Commission had received a letter from State 
Senator Quentin Kopp regarding a Transportation Meeting to be held 
here in San Francisco on the 16th. President Flynn said that he 
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Affirmative Action Plan 

Mr. Coffey reported that he would present an Affirmative Action Plan 
for the department at the second PUC meeting in January for approval. 

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Resolution No. 88-0423 — Approving and requesting the Controller to 
draw warrants in favor of Gordon MacKenzie's Warehouse in the amount 
of $31,109.55 and in favor of McCulloch Auto Supply in the amount of 
$56,113.72. 

Mr. William G. Stead, General Manager, Municipal Railway, said that 
the department is continually auditing its procedures and its 
activities. In the Fall of 1987, Mr. Wayne Gerstenberger , the 
Manager of Administration for the rolling stock of the Maintenance 
Division, uncovered certain irregularities in the requisitioning and 
in the payment for parts used in our Non-Revenue Operation. An 
investigation was undertaken with assistance from the Protective 
Services Bureau, the City Attorney's Office and the District 
Attorney's Office. After a thorough audit of the situation, we are 
convinced that no wrong-doing had taken place. He said that he was 
requesting authority to pay the invoices because they were for goods 
received by the department for the benefit of the department. He 
said they have actually tracked the majority of the major components 
and found that they had been installed on Municipal Railway trucks 
and automobiles. He said that the department made procedural errors 
and they are taking steps to correct those errors. 

President Flynn asked whether the department was sure that these are 
all of the errors. 

Mr. Wayne Gerstenberger replied that this is definitely all of the 
problems that have been associated with these particular companies; 
and that to the best of his knowledge there weren't any similar 
situations out there at the present time. 

On motion of Commissioner Lee, seconded by Commissioner Rodis, 
Resolution No. 88-0423 was approved. 

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Resolution No. 88-0424 — Authorizing the Municipal Railway to modify 
the New Flyer Industries Limited contract to include Revision "G" of 
the Master Resolution List to delete the California State Sales Tax. 

Mr. Robert C. Highfill, Chief Equipment Engineer for the Municipal 
Railway, explained this item, and said that at the time the contract 
was bid there was an option for 50 additional coaches, but since then 
the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) had been clarified to require 
56 additional coaches. The main portion of this modification with 
New Flyer Industries would add these additional 56 coaches to the 
contract for a total of 106 coaches. Mr. Highfill added that in the 
process of modifying this contract staff wanted to include their 
Master Resolutions List, which, he said, is an itemization of 
specification clarifications developed subsequent to the original 
contract with Flyer. He said that Revision "G" of this Master 
Resolutions List needs to be incorporated as a part of the contract. 
In addition, when the Purchasing Department wrote the original 
contract, they included, as they traditionally do, $444,720.50 for 
California sales Tax, but since New Flyer Industries is located in 
Canada they do not pay Sales Tax. The City and County will pay the 
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Also, the original bid package included a comprehensive spare parts 
package for about $1.5 Million Dollars, assuming at the time we could 
come up with funding to buy those spare parts. Since that time the 
City was faced with a budget deficit and no City money was available 
for that much involvement in spare parts. However, the Urban Mass 
Transit Administration (UMTA) will fund $165,000 worth of spare parts 
as part of the purchase price of those 106 coaches. This needs to be 
incorporated in the contract. 

Mr. Highfill said the last part of the proposed resolution provides 
for modification of the ACEx Contract for $111,210, which would cover 
on-site inspection of the 56 coaches. In addition, staff included 
inspection services for the 30-foot coaches so that one modification 
would cover both purchases. 

Commissioner Lee expressed concern about the inability of the City to 
fund the remaining $1.4 million of the spare parts package. 

Mr. Highfill replied that the coaches will have the same power plants 
that we currently have in the Flyer coaches so that the 40-foot and 
the 30-foot coaches will come with a lot of common parts like those 
parts on the coaches that we presently have. He said the new 
specifications include more warranties from the manufacturer, which 
reduces the need for spare parts. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Lee, 
Resolution No. 88-0424 was adopted. 

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Resolution No. 88-0425 — Authorizing the General Manager of Hetch 
Hetchy Water and Power to execute agreements with Pacific Gas and 
Electric Company to change natural gas serving arrangements at the 
Community College at 800 Mission Street, the Municipal Railway Woods 
Facility, and Davies Symphony Hall. 

President Flynn asked to be excused from voting on this item and 
turned the gavel over to Commissioner Toupin. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Lee, 
President Flynn was excused from voting on this item. 

Mr. Anson Moran, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, said 
the gas market has become much more competitive recently, partly due 
to California Public Utilities Commission decisions and some general 
trends in utility pricing. He said during this last year, the price 
of diesel oil came down enough that it became competitive with natural 
gas. There are several City facilities that are capable of burning 
either natural gas or fuel oil, at their option. He said the City 
had asked PG&E to lower their price and that PG&E had agreed to do so. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 2:36 P.M, 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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